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April 2020

February 2020

February 2020
The Avery Normal School is home to College of Charleston's Avery Research Center for African American History and...

January 2020
Had King Charles I of England not been beheaded on January 30, 1649, our history would certainly have turned out...

December 2019

December 2019
How the day Vesey won his freedom changed the course of history

November 2019

November 2019
A tale of a prized, bygone gobbler

November 2019
After the Civil War started, Harriet Tubman joined the Union Army and led a raid up the Combahee River between...

October 2019

October 2019

August 2019
Before the South Carolina flag’s famous palmetto, there was a different tree that just may have made the Palmetto State...

July 2019
Historically, the secret to surviving Charleston summers had been the same for centuries—either leave or somehow catch...

June 2019
The 85th anniversary of the famous composer’s visit to Charleston to write the score of Porgy & Bess

May 2019
How the Jenkins Orphanage launched many musical careers

May 2019
With a lane designated just for them, the city’s early cyclists rode across the Ashley more than a century ago

April 2019

March 2019
The Hospital Workers’ Movement began 50 years ago this March

February 2019
The surprising figure behind 200 Years of Charleston Cooking

December 2018

December 2018
Santa Claus—and live reindeer—came to town for Charleston’s first Christmas parade in the midst of the Great Depression

November 2018
In mid-century Charleston, The Book Basement served equally as shop, salon, and safe space

October 2018
In the fall of 1957, the College of Charleston was gearing up for what was then one of the school’s biggest social...

October 2018
The top 13 moments in the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon’s history 

August 2018
Can you believe this mid-century vista shows the same hectic intersection of Coleman and Whilden where drivers can now...

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018
Some 85 years ago, downtown residents could take a dip much closer to home