Avery Research Center
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 Public Tours until 1:30pm April 9 – April 10, 2014. Reading Room Hours Will Remain As Normal.
Lecture: Military Service As A Pathway to Social Equality and Black Higher Education
Dr. Marcus Cox, Professor of History at the Citadel, will lecture on his recent publication, “Segregated Soldiers: Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South.” Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30pm at the Avery Research Center.
Lecture: Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston
On Friday, March 28, 2014, 6:00pm at the Avery Research Center, Dr. Amrita Myers, Associate Professor at the Indiana University-Bloomington, will lecture on her most recent publication, Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston. The book analyzes how black women in Charleston acquired, defined, and defended their own vision of […]
Exhibition Opening: Dust In Their Veins: A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis
Exhibition opening and reception, March 24, 2014, 6:00pm. An Exhibition by Candace Hunter. Dust in Their Veins: A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis is a presentation of mixed-media artworks created by Chicago visual artist Candace Hunter that bring discussion and action to the plight of women and children who are adversely affected by […]
AVERY RESEARCH CENTER CLOSINGS
CLOSED: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 for public tours until 1:30pm. CLOSED: To the public on Friday, March 14, 2014. The Center will reopen at normal hours on Monday, March 17, 2014. CLOSED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 for public tours until 1:30pm