Category: History News

Reflections of a Summer at the Avery Research Center by Veer Mehta, a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Passion is the emotion evoked by the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. During my time here, I became enthralled with the culture, activism, and education produced by this institution. Not only did I become more well-versed in the mission of civil equality, but additionally developed a drive to use educational techniques …

Johns Island Field School Listening Sessions in August 2022

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the University of Virginia and the Vernacular Architecture Forum to sponsor and support summer field schools that will focus on African American places and engage Black communities, scholars, and students. The first school will be held May 22- June 9, 2023. Website URL Avery Research Center’s Involvement …

Imperialism, Decolonization, and Kwame Nkrumah by Mateo Mérida

Although the Civil Rights Movement is completely inseparable from Black history in the United States, the American Civil Rights Movement is only one element of global Black history in the 20th Century. While several millions of people were impacted by Civil Rights policies in the United States in the mid-1960s, across the Atlantic Ocean and …

History News: Charleston Cigars and the Great Resignation by Mateo Mérida

In the two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the largest effects since then has been what is coming to be known as “The Great Resignation.” As more and more white- and blue-collar laborers In the two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the largest effects since …

COVID-19 POLICIES: The Avery Research Center is NOT currently open for walk-in, guided tours. Researchers must schedule a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.

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

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