African American Studies Program at CofC

African American Studies Program at CofC

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Join us and CofC Women's and Gender Studies, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, CofC Student Diversity and Inclusion Council, CofC Center for Civic Engagement, and African American Studies Program at CofC as we support Save More Kids' Period Project to help women in Liberia! We will be collecting girls underwear, menstrual pads, deodorant, and flip flops from January 8-March 20th!
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Thanks to a $200,000 grant from Google, the College of Charleston Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) has been extended, expanding its work on race and inequality.

Led by the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the College of Charleston Libraries / Addlestone Library, African American Studies Program at CofC and the Lowcountry Digital Library , RSJI was originally launched in response to the tragedy at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in 2015. With support from Google and many community partners, RSJI hosted community forums, film screenings and lectures by nationally acclaimed social justice leaders, including Bryan Stevenson and Marian Wright Edelman.

RSJI will kick off the year with an equal employment workshop featuring directors from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and will also resume its lecture series, beginning with the highly anticipated rescheduled lecture by journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates on March 21, 2017.
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This week, we have highlighted grantees of the Lowcountry Unity Fund. Established in the wake of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre, the Fund's mission is to promote long-term solutions to systemic issues contributing to racism and to economic inequality affecting African American communities.

This evening, renowned speaker, advocate for social justice & founder of the Equal Justice Initiative will give a lecture on "American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity & Making a Difference" at
6 p.m. in Sottile Theater. This event is presented by the College of Charleston's Race and Social Race & Social Justice Initiative.

Please join CCF, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, College of Charleston Libraries / Addlestone Library, African American Studies Program at CofC, Lowcountry Digital Library & other community partners in listening & learning how we may make a difference according to the founder of Equal Justice Initiative.

This event is free & open to the public. RSVP here: “American Injustice: Mercy Humanity and Making a Difference” Bryan Stevenson Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
The Post and Courier's Q&A with attorney Bryan Stevenson informs the talk he will have with College of Charleston's Race & Social Justice Initiative tomorrow! Bryan's lecture, “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity & Making a Difference" is set for tomorrow, 6 PM at Sottile Theater.

Please join CCF, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, College of Charleston Libraries / Addlestone Library, African American Studies Program at CofC, Lowcountry Digital Library & other community partners in listening & learning how we may make a difference according to the founder of Equal Justice Initiative.

This event is free & open to the public. RSVP here: “American Injustice: Mercy Humanity and Making a Difference” Bryan Stevenson Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
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Promoting academic excellence and social responsibility through the study of African American history

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Profile pictures 05/02/2016

Friend of AAST--Savannah Frierson

Six years ago, Shiloh Ray and her brothers escaped enslavement at a Confederate camp during the Civil War. Now they enjoy their freedom by working at a saloon they own in Choctaw Territory. Though Shiloh hasn’t seen the soldier who’d helped them steal away since then, he was never far from her mind…or her heart.

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Enhance trust in the police 04/09/2016

Enhance trust in the police One year and five days ago, Walter Scott was fatally shot by North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager. When a cellphone video of the incident surfaced, showing the white officer firing multiple shots at the black man fleeing from a traffic stop

Timeline photos 03/31/2016

With Bryan Stevenson at CofC

Timeline photos 03/30/2016

After the 2015 AME Massacre, the Charleston community was confronted with having to understand the underlying racial issues affecting the people living in the area. The historical traumas surrounding racial injustice still affect not only our culture and society, but also how often excluded members of the community interact and feel valued.

Our Greenbag Lunch Series: Institutional Racism takes place on Wednesday, April 6th and features representatives from See The Stripes: Clemson University, African American Studies Program at CofC, Southerners on New Ground, and Bonner Leader at the College of Charleston.

Q&A with attorney Bryan Stevenson 03/29/2016

March 31, 6pm, Sottile Theater

Q&A with attorney Bryan Stevenson Bryan Stevenson, director of the Equal Justice Initiative and a prominent attorney who defends people on death row, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

Librarian I and Manager of Archival Services - Avery Research Center 03/23/2016

Librarian I and Manager of Archival Services - Avery Research Center College of Charleston Libraries Manager of Archival Services – Avery Research Center Position Overview The Manager of Archival Services, a senior member of the Avery Research Center reporting to the Executive Director of the Center, is responsible for providing leadership, vision, planning and manag…

Newsletters 03/10/2016

Congratulations to the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Newsletters The Avery Messenger, the newsletter of the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, launched its inaugural issue in the Fall of 2003. Building on an historic partnership between the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute, the two entities in a unifie…

Descendant of slave who stole rebel ship named museum head 03/06/2016

Descendant of slave who stole rebel ship named museum head CHARLESTON, S.C. — The great-great-grandson of a slave who commandeered a Confederate ship and took it to Union forces blockading the South Carolina coast is the new president and CEO of the planned $75 million International African American Museum in Charleston.Museum officials...

New Exhibit: The Struggle for Integration at the College of Charleston, 1943 – 2015 02/19/2016

A new exhibit installed in the first floor rotunda of the Addlestone Library tells the story of the decades-long struggle for integration at the College of Charleston. Curated by Dr. Mari N. Crabtree, Assistant Professor with the African American Studies Program, the interpretive display uses archival materials from the College of Charleston's institutional records held in Special Collections and the Avery Research Center to illuminate the experiences of students of color who attempted to matriculate at the college as early as 1943. [ 102 more words. ]

http://library.cofc.edu/new-exhibit-the-struggle-for-integration-at-the-college-of-charleston-1943-2015/

New Exhibit: The Struggle for Integration at the College of Charleston, 1943 – 2015 A new exhibit installed in the first floor rotunda of the Addlestone Library tells the story of the decades-long struggle for integration at the College of Charleston. Curated by Dr. Mari N. Crabtr…

12/04/2015

The Race and Social Justice Initiative MissionThe mission of the Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) at the College of Charleston is to promote public awareness and dialogue about race and social justice issues in the Charleston area, the state of South Carolina, and beyond, through a collaborative effort led by the Avery Research…

It’s 2015. Where are all the black college faculty? 11/18/2015

It’s 2015. Where are all the black college faculty? 'It’s an uncomfortable and unacceptable shame – nearly two decades into a new millennium, as scientists seek travel to Mars and crash test self-driving cars – the work to integrate college and university faculty and administration remains undone.'

Nonprofits Collaborate to Raise Awareness and Increase Conversations Around Racism and... 06/25/2015

We are beyond ecstatic to partner with the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture on this project.

Nonprofits Collaborate to Raise Awareness and Increase Conversations Around Racism and... (CHARLESTON, SC) - In response to the recent tragic events in Charleston, SC, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Coastal Community Foundation's Lowcountry Unity Fund and the International African American Museum are working together to cultivate discussions aroun…

AAST Faculty Respond to the Attack on Emmanuel AME Church | African American Studies 06/23/2015

On June 17, 2015 Mother Emanuel AME Church was the site of an act of vicious, racist terror.

We, along with our families, friends, and neighbors, are grieving, and we speak the names of those we’ve lost:

Cynthia Hurd

Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton

Tywanza Sanders

Ethel Lance

Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor

Susie Jackson

Rev. Daniel Simmons, Sr

Myra Thompson

As scholars of African American history, culture, and experiences, we remain committed to activist scholarship and we insist that . We believe that the wrongs of the past can be made right, but only if we are willing to confront those wrongs with courage and honesty. We stand with others in our community, including Governor Haley, in calling for the removal of the confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. We also, though, remind our community that this act alone will not dismantle the legacies of slavery Jim Crow that remain with us, including a segregated school system, significant income disparity, and police harassment and brutality.

We have been moved and encouraged by the show of support, sympathy, and unity in the days following the murders. We look forward to continued support and unity as we work for much needed change in this place we call home.

AAST Faculty Respond to the Attack on Emmanuel AME Church | African American Studies As scholars of African American history, culture, and experiences, we remain committed to activist scholarship and we insist that . We believe that the wrongs of the past can be made right, but only if we are willing to confront those wrongs with courage and honesty. We stand with o…

Timeline photos 06/18/2015

Community Prayer Service, Morris Brown AME Church, Noon Today. Our hearts are with Emanuel AME

Timeline photos 05/21/2015

Charleston Remembrance at Sullivans Island - Fort Moultrie on Saturday, June 13 from 9am - 1pm

Inaugural Class of AAST majors 05/18/2015

Photos from the Post-Commencement Reception

Photos from African American Studies Program at CofC's post 05/17/2015

The first graduating class of the AAST major--Spring 2015

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