Tuesday headlines: MLK tapes, civil rights memorabilia back in Charleston in 2023 exhibit
The Avery Research Center plans to host a 2023 exhibition of Cassettes related to Charleston and civil rights memorabilia involving Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., according to media reports. The exhibit at the College of Charleston will contextualize and interpret materials that include the soundtrack of a 1967 speech King gave at Charleston County Hall, an audio recording of civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy’s 1969 speech, and a recording of a gathering of the Ku Klux Klan. . Donated items are from the Merrill C. Berman Collection, an arts organization in Rye, NY
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Charleston County Get a Lawyer Week for the Court of General Sessions takes place July 5-8. If you are having legal trouble with a Charleston County court, you can find an attorney and reconnect with the court this week through a special occasion called Get a Lawyer Week.
Vesey’s legacy lives on 200 years later, historians say. Denmark Vesey was a freed former slave who allegedly led a failed uprising in 1822 in which 35 people were hanged. Vesey’s efforts, however, have inspired other modern-day abolitionists and activists. Vesey’s message of freedom still resonates today through ongoing conversations about social justice and equality. In an ongoing discussion of his legacy, descendants of Vesey also shared the family history of the courageous abolitionist. For more reviews, see what city paper‘s Herb Frazier has to say.
The post-Roe abortion rights debate in SC begins this week. The South Carolina House of Representatives will begin taking public comment Thursday afternoon, as senators also prepare to meet in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
SC Hospitals are tackling doctor shortages with new residencies. Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center are offering new residencies for medical students to produce more doctors for South Carolina. Summerville Medical Center launched an Obstetrics/Gynecology residency program, while Trident launched a General Surgery residency program.
Lawsuits over Charleston condo construction issues are preventing owners from refinancing. Charleston-area condominium complexes have been embroiled in lawsuits over construction defects, and for some owners and potential buyers, that meant missing out on rock-bottom mortgage rates.
A local teenage motocross rider is heading for the national championship. Alec King, 19, of Summerville, won the South Central Regional Championship in mid-June which will send him to the Nationals in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the first week of August.
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