Category: Staff News

History News

Desegregation of the College of Charleston exhibit is now live on LDHI!

Text provided by Leah Worthington, College of Charleston Digital Projects Librarian I am pleased and excited to announce that our newest exhibit, Desegregation of the College of Charleston, is now live on the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative! A big congratulations and note of appreciation to the author, Dr. Mari N. Crabtree, and co-authoring contributors, Dr. Courtney Howard and …

Meet our Undergraduate and Graduate Student Assistants

The Avery Research Center supports the professional efforts of College of Charleston students by providing experiential learning opportunities across all disciplines. In this post we want to give some shine to them and the work that they do here at Avery!

History News

Avery Faculty Member Visits Cuba

James Eber Campbell was one of the leading socialist thinkers to come out of Charleston, South Carolina, in the 20th century. A self-described dialectical materialist and card-carrying Communist, he amassed one of the most extensive and complete Marxist libraries over the course of nearly a century of life. I am fortunate to have had the …

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 …

MUSEUM TOURS: The Avery Research Center offers self-guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1030AM-12PM and 2PM-330PM. For large groups we ask you limit 25 people or fewer per time slot for self-guided tours. Due to staffing shortages Avery will not be offering guided tours to the general public for the remainder of 2023.

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