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 Office of Institutional Diversity is spearheading a new documentary titled "If These Walls Could Talk" that explores how enslaved Africans contributed to the construction of College buildings.
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.
The College of Charleston has joined the Universities Studying Slavery consortium, a collaboration among nearly 40 universities studying their relationships to slavery.
The College of Charleston is at the epicenter of many events commemorating the end of the Civil War 150 years ago.