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October is American Archives Month: Philip Simmons’ Gate at Charleston International Airport by Kangkang Kovacs

Have you ever flown into or out of Charleston International Airport? At the Central Market place right after the security check, nestled among gift shops and cafes, an iron-wrought gazebo stands towering by the glass wall overlooking the runway.

A Life Well Lived Lucille Whipper 1928–2021

During her lifetime, Lucille Simmons Whipper acquired numerous achievements and garnered countless accolades. But one of her most shining accomplishments is facilitating the establishment of her former school, the Avery Institute, into the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Her initiative and perseverance steered the transformation of Avery into …

Avery Research Center Awarded Funding

The Avery Research Center is glad to announce that we are the recipient of two grants to help us do work in the coming year in documenting, preserving, and providing access to information and materials about Black experiences in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Please see below for brief information about the projects and we look …

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Join the Avery Digital Classroom in August 2021

The Avery Research Center is pleased to provide a wide variety of programming for the August edition of the Avery Digital Classroom The Virtual Town Hall and the Conseula Francis Reading Circle requires registration in advance.

COVID-19 POLICIES: Avery Research Center is not open for tours or walk-in researchers. Researchers must schedule a consultation before making an appointment.