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.
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.
The new Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston will help tell the story of slavery in the broadest possible way.
In honor of Black History Month, several College of Charleston departments, clubs, organizations and offices are sponsoring events both on and off campus.
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.