30 07, 2020

Avery Research Center Announces New Executive Director

By |2020-08-14T11:31:04-04:00July 30, 2020|All News, Campus Life|Comments Off on Avery Research Center Announces New Executive Director

Tamara T. Butler is taking the helm as the new executive director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and associate dean of College Libraries.

16 01, 2020

History at Avery Center is Well Preserved

By |2020-02-14T07:34:23-05:00January 16, 2020|All News, College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on History at Avery Center is Well Preserved

After a two-year, $2.3 million renovation of the historic school building, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture reopens.

1 11, 2019

Bernard Powers Awarded the ASALH Woodson Scholars Medallion

By |2019-11-01T15:11:52-04:00November 1, 2019|Academics, Faculty Staff News, News Briefs|Comments Off on Bernard Powers Awarded the ASALH Woodson Scholars Medallion

Bernard Powers, professor emeritus of history and director of the Study of Slavery in Charleston, was recently awarded the ASALH’s prestigious Carter Godwin Woodson Scholars Medallion.

22 10, 2019

CofC Podcast: Bernard Powers on the Life and Legacy of Denmark Vesey

By |2020-06-17T10:29:33-04:00October 22, 2019|Academics|Comments Off on CofC Podcast: Bernard Powers on the Life and Legacy of Denmark Vesey

Bernard Powers, director of CofC's Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, discusses the life of Denmark Vesey and why he should be considered among America's great freedom fighters.

3 10, 2019

CofC Faculty Explore Black Migrations at ASALH Conference

By |2020-02-25T12:56:01-05:00October 3, 2019|Academics|Comments Off on CofC Faculty Explore Black Migrations at ASALH Conference

CofC faculty will be among the academics and historians attending the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH) 104th Annual Meeting and Conference taking place Oct. 2-6, 2019.

24 09, 2018

CofC Creates Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston

By |2020-02-25T12:57:51-05:00September 24, 2018|Academics, Faculty Staff News|Comments Off on CofC Creates Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston

Under the direction of Bernard Powers, professor emeritus of history, the new center will examine the impact of slavery and race-related issues in Charleston, the surrounding region, and the College.

3 07, 2018

Athletics Scholarships Named in Honor of Trailblazing Alumnus

By |2020-02-25T12:58:05-05:00July 3, 2018|Alumni, Campus Life, Faculty Staff News|Comments Off on Athletics Scholarships Named in Honor of Trailblazing Alumnus

The Alumni Association Board of Directors has named two athletics scholarships in honor of associate athletics director Otto German '73.

29 05, 2017

Memorial Day Uncovered: Charleston’s ‘Martyrs of the Race Course’

By |2020-05-18T16:08:02-04:00May 29, 2017|Academics|Comments Off on Memorial Day Uncovered: Charleston’s ‘Martyrs of the Race Course’

A College of Charleston history professor says the origins of Memorial Day can be traced back to an 1865 ceremony for fallen Union soldiers in Charleston.