All conference concurrent sessions will be held at the College of Charleston’s Stern Student Center. Additional venues will be announced at a later date.
*This schedule is subject to change and will continued to be updated.
Wednesday, June 14
Workshop: Historical Documentation and the African American Experience
Led by: Miranda Mims and Steven G. Fullwood
Workshop: Giving Voice to Long – Silenced Millions: Interpreting Slavery at Historic Sites
Led by: Kristin Gallas, Author of Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites
Workshop: Facilitated Dialogue on Social Justice and Public History
Led by: Braden Paynter, The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Conference Welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Thursday, June 15
Keynote Lecture: Lonnie Bunch III, PhD, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Emanuel AME Church
Conference Reception, McAlister Hospitality Suite at TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street
Friday, June 16
Brown Bag Lunch with Caryl Phillips, Author and Playwright, Stern Student Center, College of Charleston
Brown Bag Lunch with representatives from the museum planning and design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates and International African American Museum leaders, Stern Student Center, College of Charleston
Conference Reception and Exhibition Viewing, Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library, College of Charleston
Saturday, June 17
June 17th marks the second anniversary of the tragic and racially-motivated mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, also known as Mother Emanuel, in downtown Charleston, SC. The conference will provide participants with information about city-wide events that will mark the occasion.
Select Special Tours will be available for conference participants the morning of June 17th. Tours will be led by local historians and practitioners and provide a unique insight into interpreting the history of slavery and its race and class legacies in Charleston and historically interconnected local, regional, and international sites. Sign up for the Special Tours will take place at the conference. More information to come!