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Mission of the Center of the Study of Slavery in Charleston

The College of Charleston’s Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston fosters a deeper public understanding of slavery and its complex legacies.  It supports academic research and teaching that examine the role of slavery in the history of the College and our region. The Center engages its community, area residents and the general public in collaborative programming and dialog to disseminate new knowledge and to promote social justice, racial healing, and reconciliation.