Black Lives Spring 2022 Events Calendar





AAST Film Festival:  The African American Studies program is hosting it’s Spring 2022 Film Festival on Mondays at 6pm in ECTR 118.
Feb. 7th – American Street: Gentrification in Charleston
Feb. 14th – Coded Bias
Feb. 21st – Medical Racism
Feb. 28th – Battle for Black Land


1:00pm – 2:00pm “Charleston: The Then and Now.”
A public lecture by Dr. Millicent Brown
Location: Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth Street
Sponsored by the 1967 Legacy Program and African American Studies
Facebook Live:


6:00pm. AAST Decolonizing the Curriculum Lecture: Dr. Leon Prieto. Register here for this zoom event!


1:00pm. WGS Presents Where is the Justice? Engaged Pedagogies in Schools & Communities panel discussion with authors.A virtual panel discussion with Valerie Kinloch, Emily A. Nemeth, Tamara T. Butler, and Grace D. Player as they discuss their book. Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 867 9022 6139 Passcode: 470707


3:00pm The Department of History at College of Charleston’s Annual Black History Month Lecture with Destin Jenkins, co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Development, will take place via Zoom. Registration is required by Feb. 24th at 5PM:




6:00pm Associate Professor Mari Crabtree will give a public lecture “Lynching’s Afterlives: Memory, Trauma, and the Sensibility of the Blues.”


The Graduate School will host a panel discussion “Leadership in a Diverse World” with ALAANA graduates sharing the values of a graduate education and the challenges they had to overcome. Time and location TBA.


Book talk with Dr. Muhammed Frasr Rahim on “America’s Other Muslims”. Time TBA and Zoom link TBA.


7:00pm DBF SERIES VISITING WRITERNatasha Trethewey, Nonfiction/Poetry Reading in Randolph Hall, Alumni Memorial Auditorium




South Carolina Higher Education Africana Studies Marketing group (SCHEASM) will host a Conference at USC in Columbia, SC.

Black Lives Fall 2021 Events Calendar


Throughout the Fall Semester

Crossed Looks. Exhibit by Swiss-Ghanian artist Namsa Leuba. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

The Life and Legacy of James E. Campbell. Poster Collection displayed in the Addlestone Library Rotunda and the Department of Political Science, JC Long 2nd Floor.




6:00pm. The State of the Avery: Virtual Town Hall. Zoom event.


6:30pm. Dr. Conseula Francis Reading Circle with author Andrea Lee (Book: Red Island Circle). Zoom event.



6:30-8:00pm. Opening Reception, Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks. Halsey Institute Galleries



2:00pm. Artist Talk, Namsa Leuba.


12:00-3:00pm. The Avery Family Reunion: Back to the Bricks Cookout. Avery Research Center Parking Lot & Front Lawn.



7:00pm. Ranky Tanky. Live concert in the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard.


12:00-1:00pm Sit a Spell @ Halsey with Dr. Kameelah Martin.


6:30pm. Dr. Conseula Francis Reading Circle. Zoom event.


5:00pm. Consuela Francis Lecture. The Color of Education: Sovereignty and Survivance in K-12 Education. With Dr. Lailani Sabzalian of Oregon University.


6:00pm. AAST/REI Decolonizing the Curriculum Lecture Series. The Color of Ethics: Must I Teach Race?: Addressing Race & Racism in Philosophy. With Dr. Jameliah Shorter-Hanour of College of Holy Cross).


TBD. Digital Interview with Leah Worthington and John White on USC CLAW Book: Challenging History: Race, Equity, and the Practice of Public History

Week of 10/4

Time TBA. Conversation with Dr. Regina Bradley (@redclayscholar; author of Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South)


5:00-6:00pm. Crisis at the Border: Haitian Migrants and Colonial Legacies. Panel includes Dr. Monica Jimenez (UT Austin); Dr. Mamyrah Douge-Prosper (UC Irvine); Dr. Robert Sapp (CofC); Dr. Mark Schuller (Northern Illinois University); Mark Cloherty (Servant Partners)


4:30-5:30pm. Uncanny Exposures: Embodied Infrastructures and Toxic Solidarities at Dakar’s Dump. Rosalind Fredericks, NYU Gallatin School, New York University. This talk will serve as the Keynote Lecture for the Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) Fall Conference as well as a Sustainability Literacy Institute event.


8:30-4:30pm. Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) Fall Conference.


7:00pm Namsa Leuba Panel. Women’s and Gender Studies and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art host a panel discussion to reflect on themes arising from Namsa Leuba’s Crossed Looks exhibit. Panelist include CofC faculty Kameelah Martin, Hollis France, and Mary Trent.


International Conference on Romanticism


5:30pm. Charleston Bound: Encountering Ties between the City’s Past and Present Panel with Christina Butler (American College of the Building Arts); Dr. Shannon Eaves (CofC); Rhoda Green (Barbados and Carolinas Foundation); Harlan Greene (Charleston Historical Commission); Dr. Joe Kelly (CofC); Dr. Felice Knight (The Citadel). Moderated by Dr. Bernard Powers (CofC).

Location: Lockwood Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd, Topaz Room and on Facebook Live 


3:00 – 4:15pm. “Common Disaster”: Nineteenth-Century Kinship and the Social Heritage of Slavery. Friday Keynote by Manu Samriti Chander.

Location: Lockwood Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd, Topaz Room and on Zoom

6:45-8:00pm. Film screening: The Bespoke Tailoring of Mr. Bellamy. 

Location: Sottile Theatre and on Facebook Live


5:30pm. “Fight Clubs: Bonds of Race Between the February 1848 Revolution and the April 1848 French Abolition of Slavery, as Made and Unmade through Douglass and Baudelaire
Saturday Night keynote by Deborah Jenson on Zoom


James E. Campbell RSJI Award HBCU Tour. Select SC Campuses.

6:00pm. AAST/REI Decolonizing the Curriculum Lecture Series. The Color of Technology: Algorithms of Oppressions: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. With Dr. Sofiya Noble of UCLA.

9:00-10:00am. CLAW Book Club Meeting, Black Jacks by Jeffrey Bolster


3:00-4:00pm. CLAW Book Club Meeting, Black Jacks by Jeffrey Bolster



7:30pm. CofC Music Concert: Alexis Davis-Hazell & Earl Hazell
“Thank you, Marian, Thank you, Paul: A Tribute to Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson” — a concert that will spark the imagination and bring history alive through song. The College’s Department of Music presents a performance honoring contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) and bass-baritone/actor/activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976) — two key African American trailblazers in opera and other musical art forms. Having overcome countless barriers in the face of adversity, their talents, tenacity, and powerful voices on and off the stage paved the way for generations of great artists.
The College’s performance features two of those great artists mezzo-soprano Alexis Davis-Hazell and basso contante Earl Hazell, who will bring history alive through African American Spirituals, American art songs and arias as shared by Anderson and Robeson during their careers. Attendees may recognize music by Copland, Verdi, Kern & Hammerstein, and Flaherty & Ahrens. The Hazell duo’s concerts carry educational components, such as the contributions of African Americans in jazz, opera, poetry, American art songs, Spirituals and other art forms that are part of the cultural make-up of modern American society. Their visit to the College does just that in a public concert on November 1st, with Andrea Molina on piano.
Ticket info + link


6:00pm. Black Jacks: African Americans in the Age of Sail. 



3:30-4:30pm. South Carolina 6th Congressional District Representative James Clyburn. Department of Political Science Convocation of Majors. Wells Fargo Auditorium + Live Streaming on YouTube:


6pm. Becoming a Responsible Collaborator (Learning how to partner with museums and archives), Webinar Series Launch. Zoom event.

6:30pm. Dr. Consuela Francis Reading Circle. Zoom event.


7:00-8:15pm. Beyond Forgiveness. This virtual panel discussion will interrogate the forgiveness narrative surrounding the Emanuel 9 massacre of 2015. Participants include Rose Simmons, Walter Bernie Jackson Jr. Sharon Risher, Rabbi Meir Feldman, and Kameelah Martin.

TBA. Consuela Francis Lecture Event. This is part of the Decolonizing the Curriculum Lecture Series put on by the African American Studies Program.




6:30pm. Dr. Consuela Francis Reading Circle. Zoom event.


Gullah Geechee Watch Night