The Impact of COVID-19 and Our Community Safety Response

Dear Friend, Like you, we are deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 in Charleston, South Carolina, and throughout the global community. Times like these require courageous inquiry and creative solutions. As we navigate the uncertainty of this public health dilemma, our highest priority is the health and safety of our community—staff, volunteers, members, museum stakeholders, and […]

Happy 4th of July!

If you have a few minutes, we recommend that you read the Declaration of Independence, whose ratification is what we’re celebrating today.  Even if you decide against it, please be safe today and enjoy the company of those around you.

How Can We Make Kwanzaa Lit?

If you’re reading this, I have good news: you’ve made it another year! While it’s tradition to make bold predictions and proclamations about what you want out of 2017, I’ve decided to take a reflective step back. But I’m not interested in digesting the entire year, just the recent holiday season. While speaking with my […]

Is Kanye Okay?: Black Culture’s Relationship With Mental Wellness.

Yesterday I binged watched the entire season of HBO’s newest original show Insecure, created by former YouTube sensation Issa Rae. Spoiler alert: it’s amazing! Near the end of the series, the show cautiously approaches the subject of mental health and wellness. Issa—who works as both the show’s creator and protagonist—suggests to her best friend, Molly, […]

Carolina Connections

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who may very well be President Obama’s choice to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, has South Carolina connections. Her father, Emmett Rice, was born in Florence, S.C., on Dec. 21, 1919. He attended segregated schools before moving with his family to New York in his teens. Even though he […]