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Through the Records: The Work of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) at the College of Charleston
Like so many other colleges and universities, the College of Charleston has worked to reexamine its role in American history and the role that diverse communities have played in that history. The creation of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) is a part of this effort, which provides a way for faculty, staff, students, and the public to engage with issues of public history, history, education, and social justice. The presenters are archivists and will speak about how information and cultural heritage professionals can take part in challenging conversations about the nature of American history, engage in interpretation and exhibitions that forges emotional and intellectual connections, and how to use records to tell diverse stories.
Mary Jo Fairchild is the Research Services Coordinator at the College of Charleston’s Special Collections. She serves as the chair of the CSSC’s Academic Research Working Group.
Aaisha Haykal is the Manager of Archival Services at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. She serves as the chair of the CSSC’s Public History Working Group.