Penn Center’s “Tribute to the Civil Rights Movement” by Natalie Daise

“Tribute To The Civil Rights Movement” by Natalie Daise

Date: February 28, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Event Description“Tribute To The Civil Rights Movement” by Natalie Daise on February 28th 6-8 PM at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall.  Natatlie Daise will perform a soulful tribue to the Civil Rights Movement.
Visit the York W. Bailey Museum to view “Civil Rights Throught The Lens of Cecil Williams following the performance and enjoy light refreshments.
Puchase Advance Tickets By February 18th:  $18.00/Adult & $9.00/Student
Tickets For Sale At Event: $25.00/Adult & $10.00/ Student
Tickets Include Museum Entry


Charleston County Parks and Rec Celebrates African American Heritage

In honor of Black History month, educators throughout the Lowcountry and beyond are invited to bring their students to experience a special event hosted by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. Celebrating the traditions and histories of Africa and the Diaspora, African American Heritage Day 2013 will take place at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park on Friday, Feb. 22.  For more information, click here.

Locals Come Together to Discuss and Commemorate Fifty Years of Desegregation in South Carolina Schools

The College of Charleston recently hosted a panel of current and former South Carolina residents to recount their personal experiences during the initial desegregation  of public schools.  To read The Post and Courier‘s coverage of the panel, click here.

CofC Presents “Unity Through Song” Featuring the Claflin University Concert Choir and CofC Gospel Choir

The College of Charleston in conjunction with The Jubilee Project
“Uniting Through Song”
Featuring the Claflin University Concert Choir
and guest performance by the College of Charleston Gospel Choir
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sottile Theatre
7:00 p.m.
Admission is Free
Sponsored by:
Department of Music
Friends of the School of the Arts
Office of Institutional Diversity
Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services

Civil War historian Eric Foner to visit two campuses

 Eric Foner, historian and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery,” will be in the Charleston area for two free public lectures.

His College of Charleston talk is part of the Southern American Studies Association Biennial Conference and sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English, Department of History, Avery Research Center, African American Studies and the Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust.

To view the Post and Courier‘s full article regarding Foner’s lectures, visit

Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales


Image Credit:
Lewis Marshall Carrying U.S. Flag, Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights, 1965
By James Karales (American, 1930-2002)
Vintage gelatin silver print
©Image courtesy of the Estate of James Karales

The Gibbes Museum of Art is showcasing an iconic collection of Civil Rights era photographs by acclaimed photographer James Karales. Engaged as a photo-journalist for Look magazine, Karales witnessed and documented many historic events during the Civil Rights movement and created some of the era’s most iconic images. Between 1960 and 1965, Karales covered stories on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) conventions in Birmingham, and finally, the Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights. Karales traveled extensively with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and captured rare and poignant images of the leader in both public and private moments.

On view January 11 through May 12, 2013, this exhibition features forty-five vintage photographs from the Estate of James Karales that offer insight into this remarkable period of history—a period in which the visual image was crucial in communicating the struggle for justice to the world.