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  • June 20, 2016

    Exhibition Opening: Avery: The Spirit That Would Not Die, 1865-2015, Avery Research Center, Saturday, June 25th, 4-6 pm

    The Avery Research Center is pleased to announce the opening of our updated permanent exhibition Avery: The Spirit That Would Not Die, 1865-2015. This exhibition explores over one hundred and fifty years of Avery history—from its origins as a school for Black Charlestonians starting in 1865, to its current form as a center for promoting the history and culture of the African diaspora with an emphasis on Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. The original exhibition of the same name was curated by Professors Lee Drago and Eugene Hunt at the College of Charleston in 1981. The Avery Research Center’s Public Historian, Mary Battle, co-curated this exhibition expansion and update with Museum Curator Curtis J. Franks, with special assistance from graduate student assistant Leah Worthington, and in collaboration with various scholars, graduate students, and members of the Avery Research Center faculty and staff. Sponsors for the exhibition update include the Avery Institute for Afro-American History and Culture and SunTrust. Exhibition opening is free and open to public, and will include a light reception.

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