Category: News & Notes

Walter Boags: History Through Portraits

Walter N. Boags From 1949 to the late 1970s, Walter N. Boags (1917-1997) owned and operated Boags Modern Arts Photography Studio, one of the few African American photography studios in Charleston, South Carolina. During the 1980s, Boags continued to operate as a freelance photographer. The collection consists mostly of black-and-white and color negatives taken by …

Upcoming Programs (September/October 2022)

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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 …

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

QUARTERLY OPEN HOUSE: The Avery Research Center currently offers self-guided tours each quarter (April, July, October, January) on Wednesdays. Advance registration requested.

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