Category: News & Notes

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.

Avery Sponsor’s Stono Park Elementary Food Justice Garden

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is sponsoring the Stono Park Elementary School Food Justice Garden in collaboration with MUSC Urban Farm. This initiative will serve as pilot program for teaching students about growing food, incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into their diets and the importance of access to healthy foods …

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.