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Talking Black in America: Roots

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EXPIRES: 9/30/2025 “Talking Black in America: Roots” is the third program in a series of television documentaries exploring dimensions of African American language and culture and their formative...
Palmetto Rose | Go For It

Video

From frond to rose, Devyn visits Charleston’s City Market to learn how to fold a Palmetto Rose.
Avery Research Center - Photo Gallery | Let's Go!
Avery Research Center - Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

Photo

This Avery Research Center photo gallery features the following images: The Avery Center Avery Normal Institute Reverend Charles Avery Avery students in library African sculptures Book collections...
Avery Research Center | Let's Go!

Video

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is located on the site of the former Avery Normal Institute. It was a hub for Charleston’s African American community from 1865–1954...
3D VR - Avery Research Center | Let's Go!
3D VR - Avery Research Center | Let's Go!

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The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is located on the site of the former Avery Normal Institute. It was a hub for Charleston’s African American community from 1865–1954...
I Am Gullah Geechee

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In this video, Nina shares personal accounts of her own life as a Gullah Geechee woman who grew up in Charleston, SC. Students who are not familiar with the Gullah Geechee Culture can experience...
Show Don't Tell

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In this video, Nina uses various forms of kinesthetic/bodily movement to emphasize the history of The Gullah Geechee Culture & the Gullah Geechee Heritage Act. This activity will help students...