Archive | March, 2011

Avery Research Center acquired 1860 first-edition slave escape narrative- Charleston Post and Courier

The Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston has acquired an 1860 first-edition copy of the pre-eminent slave narrative, ‘Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom.’ The book contains the dramatic account of William and Ellen Craft’s 1848 escape from Macon, Ga. to Philadelphia. It describes how the light-skinned Ellen Craft dressed as a man […]

Weekly Poem: ‘Distal’ – PBS Newshour

Carol Ann Davis has recent or forthcoming work in Volt, the Iowa Review, the Threepenny Review, the Kenyon Review and Denver Quarterly. Her first book, “Psalm,” was published by Tupelo Press in 2007. She directs the undergraduate creative writing program at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and edits the journal “Crazyhorse” with her […]

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