Category: Archive Spotlight

The James E. Campbell Papers: Avery’s Revolutionary Collection by Veer Mehta, a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

When it comes to materializing the ideology of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, there are not many examples more excellent than the life’s work of Mr. James Eber Campbell. A leading, radical revolutionary activist, organizer, educator, and native of Charleston, Mr. Campbell transcended his early professions of teaching and fine …

All African People’s Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) by Mateo Mérida

Kwame Nkrumah today carries a mixed legacy of African self-determination, and authoritarianism: of both the successes of Pan-Africanism and Socialism and their respective failures. Like the man himself, Nkrumahism—the philosophy which blended Pan-Africanism with Leninist Vanguardism formulated by Nkrumah—carries an identical legacy today. One of the most visible practitioners of Nkrumahist ideology today is called …

Archive Spotlight: Malcolm X Liberation University by Mateo Mérida

Activism is one of the most defining characteristics of the 1960’s in the United States, and much of that has been organized by individuals from 15 to 29 years of age and who organized inside and outside of educational institutions. While students were prominent participants of the March on Washington, the Sit-Ins, and draft card …

Archive Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Hoffman and His Legacy by Kangkang Kovacs

Joseph Irwin Hoffman, Jr., MD was born in Charleston in 1898. A graduate of the Avery school, Dr. Hoffman completed his medical education at Howard University in Washington D.C. and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and practiced medicine in the greater Charleston area for the rest of his life.1 In 1980, Dr. Hoffman participated …

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