Randall Library Charleston Syllabus

A display in our Featured New Books area, on the first floor, represents a small amount of materials from Randall Library’s general collection which can be found on the #Charlestonsyllabus, please visit or our Research Helpdesk to find more.

The #Charlestonsyllabus is a list of readings that educators can use to broach conversations in the classroom about the horrendous events that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17, 2015. These readings provide valuable information about the history of racial violence in this country and contextualize the history of race relations in South Carolina and the United States in general. They also offer insights on race, racial identities, global white supremacy and black resistance.

#Charlestonsyllabus was conceived by Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University. With the help of Kidada Williams, the hashtag started trending on Twitter on the evening of June 19, 2015.


“#Charlestonsyllabus is more than a list. It is a community of people committed to critical thinking, truth telling and social transformation.”– Chad Williams

Event/Exhibit Information
July 6, 2015 - 12:45pm to August 15, 2015 - 12:45pm