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April 2018

Conference: Memory, Monuments, and Memorials

April 28 @ 11:30 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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Monuments, memorials, and historical memory have been much in the news over the last year. In Charlottesville in August 2017, white supremacists rallied to oppose the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. The tiki-torch-brandishing crowd paraded through the city chanting, “You will not replace us; Jews will not replace us.” These slogans chillingly alerted Jews and African americans alike that neo-Nazi ideology is once again targeting anyone not considered “white.” With their common histories of racial discrimination, Jews…

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May 2018

Historical Marker Dedication: Septima P. Clark

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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To celebrate the birth of Civil Rights pioneer and education Septima P. Clark on May 3, 1898, a historic marker will be dedicated at the location of her residence at birth on 105 Wentworth Street.  The celebration will include speeches and performances by Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker and other special guests Please join us!

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October 2018

Wells Fargo Lecture: “Dredging the Atlantic World: How Ships and Sedimentation Link the Lowcountry with the Panama Canal” delivered by Dr. Ashley Carse

October 12
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February 2019

Conference: The Vesey Conspiracy at 200: Black Antislavery in the Atlantic World

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
College of Charleston, 66 George St
Charleston, SC United States
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“THE VESEY CONSPIRACY at 200: BLACK ANTISLAVERY and the ATLANTIC WORLD” In preparation for a volume of essays to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the “Denmark Vesey Conspiracy” of 1822, the Carolina Lowcountry in the Atlantic World Program (CLAW) at the College of Charleston will hold a small conference on enslaved and free black anti-slavery, February 8-10, 2019. Known to scholars mainly as a conspiracy of Carolina slaves, the “Denmark Vesey Conspiracy” also ensnared free black people and should be…

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