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The mission of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is to collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with emphasis on Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.  Avery’s archival collections, museum exhibitions, and public programming reflect these diverse populations as well as the wider African Diaspora. The Avery Research Center is located at 125 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29424 in the historic Harleston Village.  Phone: 843.953.7609.


News & Notes

The Avery Research Center will be closed to the public Tuesday, October 28, 2014 & Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The Avery Research Center will return to normal business hours Thursday, October 30, 2014.

Fisk Jubilee Singers in Concert

Continuing the Legacy: Colour of Music Black Classical Musicians Festival and the Avery Research Center present the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Friday, Oct. 17, 7:00 pm, Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC. For more information please see: http://www.colourofmusic.org/event/fisk-university-jubilee-singers/

Celebrating Toni Cade Bambara!

Join us at the Avery Research Center on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 6:00pm as we celebrate the life and work of Toni Cade Bambara with biographer Linda Holmes in a lecture and book signing: “Celebrating Toni Cade Bambara: A Life Free of Spiritual and Political Boundaries.” A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and […]

College of Charleston’s 2014 Diversity Conference

The College of Charleston’s 1st National Diversity Conference is being held on October 11-12, 2014. Issues important in the field of civil rights for children, diversity in education, faculty recruitment and retention and much more will be covered in plenary and concurrent sessions. The Keynote Speaker will be Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President, University of […]

The Philip Simmons Collection in the Lowcountry Digital Library

Blog post by new Avery Research Center Graduate Assistant Kelly Doyle My name is Kelly Doyle and I am one of three Graduate Assistants that will be working with the Avery Research Center this year. I have had a wonderful first few weeks and I look forward to my time here! When I started working […]