Category: Black History Month

Part 3: Lowcountry Resistance by Mateo Mérida

White supremacy has not only been pervasive in the history of Charleston, but it is present in every structure that supports society in the Lowcountry. While Black Charlestonians have resisted this physical and institutional violence through rebellion and the simple continuation of daily life, they also resisted by creating their own institutions in response to …

Lowcountry Resistance Part 2 by Mateo Mérida

As we saw in Kelly’s Rebellion of 1849, the first thought of resistance for some is that which is violent. As valid as forms like rebellion are in resisting oppression, it is not the only form of resisting. In the face of a deeply violent and traumatic episode in the history of Charleston, African American …

2023 Black History Month Programming

We Celebrate Year Round Black History Month Open House February 7, 2023 at 4:30-6:00 P.M. at the Avery Research Center RSVP for 4:30 PM Tour RSVP for 5:00 PM Tour RSVP for 5:30 PM Tour An Evening with Dr. Tara Bynum February 7, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. in Avery Research Center McKinley Washington Auditorium Dr. …

Part 1: Lowcountry Resistance by Mateo Mérida

The 2023 Black History annual theme is Black Resistance and in honor of this for February 2023 we will be posting a weekly post on this topic with a SC Lowcountry focus. Content Warning: This blog post contains discussion of torture and violence that may not be suitable for some readers. A common failure of …

MUSEUM TOURS: The Avery Research Center is currently open for guided tours by appointment and self-guided tours on selected days.

OPEN HOUSE: The Avery Research Center currently offers self-guided tours on the second Wednesday of the month. Advance registration required.

ARCHIVES: Researchers must schedule a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.

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