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Avery Digital Classroom: February 2022 Black History Month

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History News: The Denmark Vesey Plot by Kangkang Kovacs

Denmark Vesey was born, raised, and enslaved in St. Thomas (Danish West Indies). As a boy, he was purchased and sold several times before ending up in Charleston, South Carolina, the domestic property of a captain named Joseph Vesey. At age thirty-two, he won a lottery and bought his freedom for six-hundred dollars. Afterward, he …

Archive Spotlight: Documenting the Arc

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture was awarded $100,000 from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation’s new “Broadening Narratives” grant. Broadening Narratives is a groundbreaking collections initiative that illuminates underrepresented stories. The foundation awarded a total of $579,000 to 10 organizations in Chicago and the South Carolina Lowcountry, including Coastal Carolina University’s Joyner Institute for …

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.