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Southern Jewish Culture Center2020-11-21T11:54:52-05:00

ABOUT THE CENTER

The College of Charleston’s Center for Southern Jewish Culture seeks to broaden public knowledge and inspire conversations about the southern Jewish experience.

Generously funded by the Pearlstine/Lipov family in 2014, it brings together the resources of the College’s Jewish Studies Program, Addlestone Library’s Jewish Heritage Collection, and  The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina.

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The College of Charleston’s Center for Southern Jewish Culture hosts a wide array of speakers, films, and other events.

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Our Charleston Research Fellowship Program supports works of scholarship, public history, and artistic production.

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We partner with other organizations to help the public discover the rich history and culture of the Jewish South.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Join historian Marni Davis (Georgia State University) and author Harlan Greene (College of Charleston) as they discuss their digital map making projects in Atlanta, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. These modern digital maps reveal the hidden histories of the cities they chart.

Please join us for a book talk with former state congressman, CNN political analyst, and author Bakari Sellers. Seller’s recent memoir, My Vanishing Country (2020), tells a story of two generations. He traces his father’s rise to become a civil rights hero, as well as his own childhood growing up in Denmark, South Carolina. In his book, he addresses the plight of the South's dwindling rural, black working-class, many of whom can trace their ancestry back seven generations. My Vanishing Country: A Memoir is Seller’s first book and has received critical acclaim. 

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