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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston-exterior
Date
April 2016
Location
Charleston, SC
Description
Founded in 1865, the Avery Research Center is a hub for the preservation of African American History and Culture in Charleston, the South Carolina lowcountry, and South Carolina at large, with an impressive primary and secondary-source collection.
Subject
slavery;memorials
ID Number
T0509
Project Title
Memorialization of Urban Slavery in Southern Coastal Cities
Student Name
Whang, Maura
Student Statement
My goal was to research, witness, and record how each of my chosen Southern port cities has dealt with its past in regards to urban slavery, and to begin making a record of this history. Although all of the locations I visited were major hubs of the American slave trade, these cities remain mostly lacking in admitting their full and complete history. The inaccurate and incomplete narratives, lack of memorials, and white-washed histories designed to appeal to the tourist industry do not tell the stories of the slaves in an unbiased and forthright way. So much of what I witnessed revolved around a very racially divided tourist industry, but I know that change is possible. The story of urban slavery is not just the story of African Americans in the United States, but the story of all of us, and the more we can understand this, the better off we all will be.
Year Awarded
2015
Project Description
This project was funded by Bernard and Anne Spitzer Travel Fellowship for research projects involving travel abroad and incorporating the study of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism.
Photographer
Whang, Maura
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