Join authors, musical artists, spoken wordsmiths, poets, dancers and others who will share their words, voices and vision. All events are free and open to the public.

Boundless Words & Voices is a public event at the College of Charleston inspired by The College Reads! 2015 selection, “Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy” by Bruce Watson. Join us as we explore how every voice is crucial in creating a meaningful community.


“Freedom Riders” Film Screening
Friday, November 6
7:00 P.M.
Cistern Yard
Enjoy this outdoor screening of the acclaimed film about the Civil Rights Movement activists who changed America.


“Risking Everything” Photography Exhibit and Talk
Saturday, November 7
2:00 P.M.
Addlestone Library, Room 227
In conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society’s touring exhibit of Civil Rights Movement images, John White, Dean of Libraries, will present “Reluctant Desegregation: Charleston in 1964.”

The College Reads!

The College Reads! is the College of Charleston’s campus-wide common reading program designed to connect students, faculty and staff around a single book. We invite the community to join in our discussion!
Find out more about The College Reads!

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Boundless Words & Voices
Sunday, November 8
3:00-6:00 P.M. (Doors open at 2:00 P.M.)
Cistern Yard
Rain or shine! Live music, spoken word, dance and more with emcee Marcus Amaker, Chinese-Mama Dance Charleston, Chaquis Maliq’s 1 Woman Band, Dance as Activism, HEART, Jazz Artists of Charleston, The Kleztonians, Robert Lewis, Vikki Matsis, Carol Marie Webster, Marjory Wentworth, MAG ART Studio, Ohm Radio and others. Bring your lawn chairs if the weather cooperates!


An Evening with Bruce Watson
Monday, November 9
7:00 P.M.
Sottile Theatre
Presentation by the author of “Freedom Summer”

Jews in the Freedom Summer
Monday, November 9
2:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Center

A Reading & Conversation with Bruce Watson on the Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Presented by The Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture & The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program