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Now part of the College of Charleston, the handsome brick building on Bull Street was originally the Avery Normal School from 1865-1954: the first grade school and secondary school for African-American students in the city. The research center’s archives and museum are open to the public for tours on weekdays.

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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Now part of the College of Charleston, the handsome brick building on Bull Street was originally the Avery Normal School from 1865-1954: the first grade school and secondary school for African-American students in the city. The research center’s archives and museum are open to the public for tours on weekdays.