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Southern Studies Events Spring 2024

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | February 8, 2024 | No Comment |

Southern Studies Events Spring 2024

Art on display at City Gallery depicted sailor and room with empty chair

Through Feb 11 at the City Gallery: Last weekend to see this free exhibit: “PAYNE-FUL” BUSINESS, CHARLESTON’S JOURNEY TO TRUTH AND SLEEPING WITH THE ANCESTORS The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two exhibitions that re-examine the lives of the enslaved. Sleeping with the Ancestors: How I Followed the Footprints of Slavery uses recent photography by a collection of South Carolina photographers to highlight the work of the Joe McGill and the Slave Dwelling Project, a local non-profit that works to preserve extant slave dwellings throughout the country. “Payne-ful” Business, Charleston’s Journey to Truth pairs reproductions of historic advertisements with paintings of the enslaved by artist John W. Jones.

Friday Feb 9, 5 pm The Arts Management Program’s speaker series, ARTM Exchange.    Sara Arnold, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Dr. Karen Chandler, Associate Professor Emerita, CofC Arts Management Program and host, Assistant Professor Dr. Hsin-Ching Wu will discuss the museum initiative, CENTERING ART | VOICES, which engages local Charleston residents from many different backgrounds and walks of life to re-envision more inclusive, diverse and accessible ways that the Gibbes Museum presents art from their permanent collection.          Friday, Feb. 9 at 5:00pm | Harbor Walk West, Room 213 | free

Tuesday Feb 13 3:15 PM Committee on Commemoration & Landscapes meets (President’s Board Room, Randolph Hall, or by Zoom) Would you like to join this committee as we work to interpret our campus’s history and tell a fuller story of our diverse neighborhood? Please contact co-chairs Julia Eichelberger or Valerie Frazier to be added to our listserv and get the meeting agenda. We welcome all interested students, staff, and faculty.

Wed Feb 14 12 PM Join the Waring Historical Library for our February Noon Lecture featuring Lahnice Hollister’s talk – “John A. McFall P.D. — An early African American pharmacist tells his story.” Online (zoom). 🔗 Registerhttps://bit.ly/SHC-202402     John A. McFall (P.D) was among the first generation born in freedom in South Carolina. McFall entered the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy before completing high school at Avery in Charleston; he graduated with honors in 1899. Dr. McFall’s grandniece published his recently discovered, personal story as: Resisting Jim Crow: The Autobiography of Dr. John A. McFall. In his manuscript, McFall wrote about the adversities he faced as a pharmacy student and as a pharmacist in Charleston, South Carolina when segregation was legal. Map of historic walking tour of C of C campus

Friday Feb 16, 3PM “Untold Stories” Campus Historical Tour Sponsored by the Committee on Commemoration & Landscapes. Use this link to register for the free tour, which begins at Porter’s Lodge.

March 28 5 PM, ECTR 118 Commemorating Activists: Continuing the Legacy of Septima Clark. The Committee on Commemoration & Landscapes celebrates a new installation in the Septima Clark Auditorium honoring Septima Clark’s sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and College of Charleston students who work for equity and justice. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha will participate in the program, along with students who have won prizes for art, poetry, and activism.

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