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Archive Spotlight: Commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. by Mateo Mérida

In the United States, the third Monday of January is intended to be a day of remembrance, of reflection, and of activism, as it is recognized as Martin Luther King Day, a federally recognized holiday. As such, it is also a day that has been taken for granted by many who see it as little …

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Avery Research Center January 2022 Digital Classroom Events

We hope that everyone had a safe and happy holiday season filled with much needed rest and relaxation! As we start the New Year the Avery Research Center has the most amazing digital programming in the works for you.

Archive Spotlight: Book Lover’s Club by Kangkang Kovacs

This is the thirty-first annual program for the Book Lover’s Club, printed in 1938. On it listed the name of the President at the time, Mrs. Edna J. Robinson along with several prominent members including Susan Butler and Lois Simms. The Book Lover’s Club of Charleston was founded in 1927 by African American women as …

2022 Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival from January 13th to 15th (Virtual Program)

Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival is a project of the Charleston Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization. The purpose of the festival is to support Black authors, especially from South Carolina, by creating a space for them to share their work, discuss their craft, and expose readers of all ages to …

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