Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Established to collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of African Americans in Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Museum Tours: M-F at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Reading Room: M-F 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. *NOTE: Saturday Tours and Reading Room hours are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Happy May! Thanks to all who supported our first month of The Avery Digital Classroom events. For the month of May we have some amazing, power packed events featuring a few of our local supporters, activist, and educators! All events begin at 6pm and are hosted on Microsoft teams.
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We can’t wait to see you this month in the Avery Digital Classroom!

Having difficulty using our new platform for the Avery Digital Classroom? Watch this quick tutorial on how to use Microsoft teams.

In five minutes join us for our first digital brown bag lunch featuring The College of Charleston’s Center for the Study of Slavery!

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Join us at 12:00 for our first digital Brown Bag conversation on the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston moderated by Avery's own Aaisha Haykal! Click the link below to join the event and watch this quick tutorial if you are having trouble accessing stream. (*Note access to Microsoft Teams works best through the Google Chrome browser.) See you soon! https://bit.ly/3cWKNcN

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There is still time to register for tonight's event beginning at 6:00 p.m.! Join us in the Avery Digital Classroom for a special discussion with Dr. Anthony D. Greene and Bakari Sellers! https://bit.ly/2KEMNdK

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The Avery Digital classroom is back this week with two amazing events! On tomorrow we are excited to have the official rescheduling of While I Breathe, I Hope: The Conversation with Bakari Sellers and Dr. Anthony Greene.
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On Wednesday have lunch with us as we host a brown bag discussion on the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston!
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Registration link is located in bio! @ Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Today culminates Student Staff Appreciation Week! We are so lucky to have some of the most passionate, driven, and hardworking student employees! Swipe right to see a bit of the work they do beyond the Avery!

Avery Research Center Update:
Last night the Avery Digital Classroom was targeted in a distasteful, and hate driven zoombombing. This will not hinder our mission of providing educational, enlightening, and intentional public programming for supporters.
Please stay tuned for the exact date of our rescheduling of While I Breathe, I Hope viewing and discussion. @bakarisellers

[04/13/20]   Hello all, we apologize for any trauma that may have occurred during the hacking of our digital screening of While I Breathe, I Hope. Hateful rhetoric, symbols, and distasteful imagery will never be a part of the Avery physically, or digitally.
At 6:30 pm we will resume the showing of While I Breathe, I Hope.
Please join using code 113289106, each attendee will be personally added upon using the access code.
Thank you once again for your support!

Documentary viewing begins in 5 minutes! Click the link in our bio to join!

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The Orangeburg Massacre · Lowcountry Digital History Initiative

We hope everyone in the Lowcountry is safe following the storms this morning. As we prepare for our two-day series featuring Bakari Sellers and Dr. Anthony D. Greene, take this chance to revisit our Lowcountry Digital History Initiative exhibit on the Orangeburg Massacre.

The screening of Bakari's documentary, "While I Breathe, I Hope" begins tonight at 6:00 p.m. with the link opening at 5:30 p.m.

http://ldhi.library.cofc.edu/exhibits/show/orangeburg-massacre

ldhi.library.cofc.edu On February 8, 1968, South Carolina Highway Patrolmen opened fire on African American college students protesting against ongoing segregation in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Three students were killed and twenty-eight wounded. This shooting was one of the most violent events in South Carolina's twent...

The Avery Digital Classroom is in session for a special two-day series featuring Bakari Sellers. Tonight, Monday, April 13, we have a special screening of the documentary "While I Breathe, I Hope" exploring Sellers' 2014 Lt. Governor. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14, we come right back with a special conversation with Bakari Sellers and College of Charleston African American Studies Professor, Dr. Anthony D. Greene!

The Screening and Conversation begin at 6:00 p.m. with the link going live at 5:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone tonight!

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/113289106

Virtual town hall begins in 10 minutes! Join using code 760-632-352

Join us tonight at 6pm for our second event during #TheAveryDigitalClassroom as activist @mikagadsden of @charlestonactivistnetwork hosts Preserve Gadsden Creek: Virtual Town Hall along with members of @friendsofgadsdencreek .

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/760632352

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Friends of Gadsden Creek is a community led coalition of concerned citizens, businesses, and organizations who oppose the filling and destruction of Gadsden Creek. We believe Gadsden Creek and her surrounding wetlands should be revitalized as a shared community asset. @ Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

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Two more SEMC virtual meetings this week, including an EdCom webinar TOMORROW (Wednesday) with representatives from the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Plus another Zoom happy hour on Friday! Click the link for more information.

Moving back into The Avery was no easy task! Thankfully @carwin_logistics_llc gave us top notch service and care in carefully moving us back into this sacred space.
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For over 30 years Aldin and Sharon Brown have created a business that not only offers a service, but gives back to the youth of their community as they employ young black males 17 and up. Working at Carwin Logistics is more than a job as employment there allows each employee a chance to receive mentorship, teaches the importance of working well with others, builds great work ethic, and fosters great workplace motivation.
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We appreciate you @carwin_logistics_llc and we look forward to working with you in the future!
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Click the link below to join us in viewing The Language You Cry In
https://cofc.zoom.us/j/313380675

Tonight begins our Avery Digital Classroom with a screening of the film The Language You Cry In.
Click the link in our bio to join us at 6:00pm!

Tonight begins our Avery Digital Classroom with a screening of the film The Language You Cry In.
Click the link in our bio to join us at 6:00pm!

Tonight begins our Avery Digital Classroom with a screening of the film The Language You Cry In.
Click the link below to join us at 6:00pm!
https://cofc.zoom.us/j/313380675

It’s finally April! We are so excited to officially be launching our Digital Classroom Space!
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What do you need to participate? Access to Zoom.us and the internet!
Swipe right to see this months lineup!
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Social Distancing doesn’t mean you can’t still learn from home! On April 1st we will be launching our Avery Digital Classroom!
With guest lectures from professors and historians from around the country, book discussions led by some of our favorite authors, and unity at home with virtual film screenings we are looking forward to connecting with our new digital community!
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ARC COVID-19 Update 03/20/2020

Greetings! We hope everyone is safe during this time of uncertainty. The Avery Research Center remains closed until further notice. See the attached update from the Center regarding research and public programming.

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We hope that everyone is safe, and taking care of themselves during this interesting time.
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While “quarantined” it’s a great time to read some amazing books written by black women! Swipe right to see our top 10 books ranging from local authors, novels, and scholarly work.
What’s your favorite book written by a black woman? #womenshistorymonth @ Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

**For Immediate Release**

Please be advised that the Avery Research Center will be closed to the public until further notice due to local developments regarding COVID-19.

[03/09/20]   The Avery Research Center will be close to tours today, Monday, March 9, 2020. We anticipate being back open for tours tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We are so excited to be nominated for “Best Museum” of Charleston! Vote by clicking the link in our bio!
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Did you know that The Avery is nominated for the Best Museum of Charleston?
Vote today using the link below!

https://bestofcharleston.net/voter/sub-category-voting/5e40d02cc62b214367f8422f/5e42b3be129f370f122be1a0/5e42b3be129f370f122be228

Tonight join us along with @cofcwgs for The Lemonade Reader: Black Feminist Scholars Dive Deeper Into Beyoncé’s Lemonade!

Join us this Wednesday for The Lemonade Reader: Black Feminist Scholars Dive Deeper in Beyoncé’s Lemonade!

Be sure to join us tomorrow for a special conversation with SC senatorial candidate Jamie Harrison! 7:00 p.m. at the Avery Research Center.

Join @harrisonjaime for a Fireside Chat this Sunday at the Avery!

Join @harrisonjaime for a Fireside Chat this Sunday at the Avery!

@sampitelementary 3rd graders enjoyed a day of low country black history and exploration today at The Avery!
We love our student visitors! @ Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Be sure to join the College of Charleston's Department of Art and Architectural History tonight as they host Michèle Gates Moresi, Supervisory Museum Curator of Collections at the National Museum of African American History and Culture! The event begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Simons Center for the Arts Room 309 with light refreshments to follow.

Have you heard the word?
The Avery Research Center is proud to announce our Annual Black History Bugle Edwin Harleston creative arts contest. The contest is a great way for students to showcase their creativity while highlighting a low country black history figure.

“We all have dreams. In order to make dreams into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort” Jesse Owens

All submissions must be emailed to [email protected] by February 26th.

Have you heard the word?
The Avery Research Center is proud to announce our Annual Black History Bugle Edwin Harleston creative arts contest. The contest is a great way for students to showcase their creativity while highlighting a low country black history figure.

“We all have dreams. In order to make dreams into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort” Jesse Owens

All submissions must be emailed to [email protected] by February 26th.

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Thursday 13:30 - 17:00
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