A ‘Presentation of Scholars’ Highlights Student Research

These History students presented their research  funded by the college’s SURF program on  August 19th in Physicians Auditorium.

Parker Bednar‘s work is entitled Race and Religion in Charleston’s Public Memory. Parker worked with the Lowcountry Digital Library to develop an interactive online exhibit that “intends to bridge the gap between popular and scholarly histories of Charleston by documenting and publishing an accessible and historically accurate overview of African American religious life in Charleston before the CivilWwar”.

Clerc Cooper, History major and  William Aiken Fellow, presented his research  as part of the College of Charleston’s Celebration of Scholars. Clerc’s research is very promising and has already attracted the attention of local scholars and educators. 

Madison Edwards research presentation is entitled Africa in the Amercan South: Charleston and its Gambian Links, 1750s-1790s.  ‘In unraveling the historical connections between these Atlantic locations, the authors of this project travel to several archives in South Carolina and The Gambia, West Mrica”.

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