Category: Staff News

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 …

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 …

Check out Avery’s Project Archivist and Interpretation Specialist, Erica Veal on National Park Service’s Ranger Chat on Reconstruction

Park Ranger Rich Condon interviews Erica Veal, Project Archivist and Interpretation Specialist at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, to talk about the history and legacy of Charleston’s first accredited secondary school for African Americans. View additional NPS Ranger Chats here.

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

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