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Fall 2018 AAST Newsletter

African American Studies Fall 2018 Newsletter is finally out! Check it out here! 

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Professor Sami Schalk to Deliver the 2018–2019 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture

The late Conseula Francis (1973–2016), the former director of the African American Studies Program, was deeply committed to mentoring and supporting junior faculty, and one of the many ways in which she championed the work of junior scholars in the … Continue reading

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Deirdre Cooper Owens Wins the OAH’s Darlene Clark Hine Award

Professor Deirdre Cooper Owens, who delivered the 2017-2018 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture in March, received the Organization of American Historians’ Darlene Clark Hine Award for her book, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology (2017). The … Continue reading

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Director Kameelah Martin feature in The College TODAY

AAST Director Kameelah Martin was featured in CofC’s The College TODAY. Check out the article here http://today.cofc.edu/2018/02/15/african-american-studies-black-history-month/

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Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens to Deliver a 2017–18 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture on Enslaved Women and Medical Experimentation

The Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture Series was established to support the scholarship of junior faculty in the field of African American Studies across the country. On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens will deliver … Continue reading

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Closing notice of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Renovation Announcement (Updated January 2018) The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and culture will be closed to the public starting January 15, 2018, through August 31, … Continue reading

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Dr. Clifton Granby to Deliver a 2017–18 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture on James Baldwin and Howard Thurman

The Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture Series was established to provide a platform for junior faculty in the field of African American Studies to present their scholarship to the College of Charleston campus. On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:00 … Continue reading

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The Race and Social Justice Initiative Releases a Powerful Racial Disparities Report about Charleston County

The establishment of the Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) was a direct response to the murder of Walter Scott and the massacre at Mother Emanuel in 2015. These tragedies were only the latest evidence of anti-black violence in Charleston … Continue reading

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Statement on Halloween Costume Incident

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Black Suffering Is NOT a Costume – Mari N. Crabtree

“But it is not permissible that the authors of devastation should also be innocent. It is the innocence which constitutes the crime.” –James Baldwin, “My Dungeon Shook” from The Fire Next Time Today I remember Freddie Gray. I remember his … Continue reading

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