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Join us on June 3rd at 6PM for a conversation with Donald J. Cameron CEO of the Charleston Housing Authority.


The conversation will be moderated by Erica Veal, Project Archivist and Interpretation Specialist of the Avery Research Center and co-founder of the Lowcountry Action Committee and will be joined by Latonya Gamble, current President of the Eastside Community Development Corporation.


During the conversation Cameron will provide updates on current developments and initiatives at the Charleston Housing Authority including the recent announcement to replace and renovate all of Charleston's public housing and Gamble will voice questions and concerns posed by Eastside community residents.



May 6th @ 6PM

Conversation with Latonya Gamble  Culture of the Eastside Community Development Corp

Conversation with Latonya Gamble, President of the Eastside Community Development Corporation facilitated by Daron Lee Calhoun II., of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Viewers will get to know Ms. Gamble, the history of the Eastside Community Development Corporation, its current role in the community, and what issues the Eastside Community is currently facing.

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May 27th at 6PM

Community Archiving with Aaisha Haykal
of the Avery Research Center for African American History
and Culture

Community archives have historically been developed by communities that have been marginalized and not or under documented (e.g. LGBTQIA, ethnic and racial groups, and women) in mainstream or traditional archives. Preserving the history of one's community allows for a fuller narrative and history to be recorded and saved for future generations and scholars. Charleston's Eastside community, originally named Hampstead Village, has an important history and legacy of being the locale of early Black residences, churches, businesses, and place of activism (e.g. Cigar Factory Strike and NAACP Charleston Branch offices). This history can be found in both written records and in oral stories, both of which need to be preserved and documented. Community archives provide a space for communities like the Eastside to collect, preserve, and provide access to these histories. In this workshop Archivist Aaisha Haykal will provide strategies and tips for developing a community archive and discuss some that have already been created. Zoom conference info to follow.

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