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Studying the South: Spring 2023 Presentations

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | January 22, 2023 | No Comment |

Learn more about the South at these upcoming presentations! More events will be added throughout the Spring 23 semester.

Jan 24 6-7 pm The Real Rainbow Row with Harlan Greene. Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. ~  Take a chronological tour through Greene’s new book The Real Rainbow Row,  documenting gay, transgender, and nonbinary people who’ve been in Charleston long before the city’s founding. Greene will be in conversation with Dr. Stephanie Yuhl, author of the important and influential A Golden Haze of Memory: The Making of Historic Charleston and lead scholar for Revisiting Prop Master: A Digital Exhibition and Catalog at the College of Charleston (2019), the digital recreation of a provocative 2009 anti-racist art exhibit at the Gibbes.        Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, but C of C students can get in free by emailing  mwilliams@charlestonlibrarysociety.org or calling 8437239912 to get their name on the list, and be sure to bring their ID to get into the event.   https://charlestonlibrarysociety.org/event/the-real-rainbow-row-with-harlan-greene/

                         POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS–TO BE RESCHEDULED Jan 26 6-7 PM Faculty Book Celebration with Gary Jackson, origin story (poems) and Mari Crabtree My Soul Is a Witness: The Traumatic Afterlife of Lynching, McKinley Washington Auditorium, Avery Research Center, 5 pm. Reading and discussion of the authors’ books.

Feb 2nd 6pm Dr. Sarah Platt, C of C Archaeology professor, lecture: “At the Sign of the Pine Tree: Gunsmithing, Urban Slavery, and Archaeological Legacies at 87 Church Street” Charleston Museum, . Click here for info & registration

Feb 5th 2-4 PM Brittlebank Park Food and Faith: Charleston Interreligious Council  This is the Council’s seventh annual event, “a dive into the Jewish and Muslim faiths. This year we will focus on how each religious tradition approaches coming of age. Following the presentation, youth from different religious traditions will lead smaller dialogue groups as we enjoy some snacks prepared by the Jewish and Muslim communities .We will have tables and some chairs, but if possible, please bring a lawn chair.**In the event of bad weather, Food & Faith will be held at Arnold Hall, CofC, 96 Wentworth St. 29424. Check our website or Facebook page for updates.”

Feb 6, 6 pm Black History Month Lecture at MUSC: Healing, Mobility,and Fugitive Logic: Revisiting Harriet Tubman as Both Healer & Intellectual.    Deirdre Cooper Owens probes Harriet Tubman’s intellectual offerings via her community work via entrepreneurship, abolitionism, herbalism, and institution building. As a historian of medicine, Cooper Owens has documented the importance of Black women’s healing practices to the development of American medicine. Herbalism is one of the foundations of their healing arts (and Harriet Tubman was skilled in this artform). In her presentation, Dr. Cooper Owens hopes to reveal Tubman as more than a courageous freedom fighter; but also, as a fierce intellectual figure.              Join in-person or by zoom. Registration is required by Saturday, February 5, 2023, at 6 PM to reserve your seat and/or receive login information.  In-person at MUSC’s Drug Discovery Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. https://musc.libcal.com/event/9936862

Feb 7, 7 PM. An Evening with Tara Bynum, author of Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America. McKinley Washington Auditorium, Avery Research Center.

Attend this lecture and then join Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World program’s book club discussion of this book March 1 and 2. Please email Sandy Slater slaters@cofc.edu to get a Zoom link for these discussions and a copy of the book.

Feb 9th 5 Pm Slave Patrols and the Charleston Workhouse  Webinar presented by Drayton Hall Freedom seekers in South Carolina faced many dangers. From laws seeking to control their movement and access to resources to the perils of living on one’s own in the wild, attempting to self-emancipate was an undertaking in which a person risked everything—including their life. Patrollers monitored the countryside in search of enslaved people who had left their homes, using violence and force to control populations, and punishments in the Charleston Workhouse often awaited those who were found. In this donate-what-you-can webinar, curator Amber Satterthwaite will use Charles Drayton’s diaries and other historic documents introduce you to some of the courageous individuals who risked everything by trying to reach their freedom, the consequences some of them faced, and the determination of men and women who continued to resist enslavement.

Feb 17-19  Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE) demonstrations and chef demos @ Marion Square. SEWE Schedule tells you about free (non-ticketed) events in Marion Square & lets you buy tickets for other events.

Feb 18 6 pm C of C Gospel Choir Presents “The Revolt to Freedom: The Story of Denmark Vesey” Trinity Methodist Church, 273 Meeting Street. Free to C of C students.

Feb 23 5 pm ECTR 118 C of C President Andrew Hsu and the Committee on Commemration and Landscapes celebrate the opening of exhibit in the Septima P. Clark Auditorium honoring civil rights legend and Charleston native Septima P. Clark. If you missed it, watch the recording here!

Mar 9-Apr 1: World premiere of play Septima by Patricia Williams Dockery, on the life of the legendary educator and activist who changed the South and the country. Clark was an Avery graduate and born at 105 Wentworth Street. Dockery is the former director of the Avery. PURE Theater 

Monday, March 20 at 4PM in the Stern Ballroom: Afro-Brazilian Activist Vilma Reis

Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm  Should Harvard Still Own My Enslaved Ancestors?” A Critical Conversations event with Tamara Lanier on Repatriating Artifacts of North American Slavery, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston.  Septima Clark Auditorium (Room 118, Education Center)

Mar 22 at 5 PM Septima Clark Auditorium Conversation with our former colleague, Patricia Williams Dockery, about her new play, Septima, now at Pure Theater. Panel moderated by Theater professors Nakeisha Daniels and Gary Marshall.

Mar 23, 5 pm in Addlestone 227, “Black Studies and the Ethics of Historical Privacy: When Archival Silences Are Acts of Refusal” –Mari Crabtree sabbatical lecture

Mar 30 6 pm Charleston Museum “Crafting Freedom: The Story of John “Quash” Williams, Free Man of Color and Master Carpenter in Eighteenth-Century Charleston with Dr. Tiffany Momon of Sewanee: The University of the South and the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive” FREE but you must pre-register here.

April 3-7 The Gibbes Museum will be holding Listening Conversations to get community input on future collections and exhibitions. Register at bit.ly/gibbeslistens

Apr 14, 15, 16 , 7:30 pm  Marcus; or, The Secret of SweetThe Department of Theatre and Dance presents the play Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Marcus is 16 and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the housing projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays by Academy Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight). Recommended for audience members age 12+.

under: African American Studies, Charleston History, Events, Faculty, Health Care, Historic Buildings, LGBTQ+ Lives

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