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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. Founded in 1865, the Avery Normal Institute was a nationally-recognized African-American educational institution that trained young adults in professional careers and leaderships roles for nearly 100 years. The Avery Normal Institute closed in 1954, but its graduates carried on its legacy and tradition of community leadership and educational excellence.

In 1985, members of the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture cooperated with the College of Charleston to found the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Established to collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of African American in the South Carolina Low Country, the Avery Research Center is governed by an advisory board consisting of members of the Institute, the College, and the Charleston community.

Location: 125 Bull St, Charleston South Carolina 29401 Telephone 843-727-2009

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