The CofC community is invited to attend an unveiling on Oct. 15 for a new solar shade pavilion near Rivers Green and to commemorate the indigenous and enslaved people who labored and lived near the site throughout history.
The Coastal Community Foundation has awarded the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture $20,000 to digitize some of its vulnerable photograph collections that highlight Black life in the Lowcountry.
The funeral service for former CofC administrator Lucille Simmons Whipper will be lived streamed on Saturday, Sept. 4, on the Facebook page for the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.
Not only was Lucille Simmons Whipper the first Black administrator at the College and the first Black woman to represent Charleston County at the S.C. Statehouse, she was instrumental in the creation of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.
Much like the incredible escape of Ellen and William Craft from enslavement, their photo album had just been waiting at the Avery for someone like Mary Trent to discover it.
The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture builds upon the foundation of its namesake the Avery Normal Institute, which served African American students from 1865 to 1954.
In honor of Black History Month, several CofC departments, clubs, organizations and offices are sponsoring events that explore Black culture, history and contemporary issues.
Many have been responsible for the growth and increased prestige during the College's 250 years of existence, but here are the ones who deserve special recognition for the impact they had on the College's development and evolution.
In celebration of the College’s 250th anniversary, a new multimedia website and app give an honest and expansive accounting of the school’s long and complex history like never before.
The new executive director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, Tamara T. Butler, is taking her career full circle.