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Things to do in Charleston

1. The Moja Arts Festival

"2012 marks Charleston’s 29th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events for many different years, the 2012 MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites." -  Dates 9/27/12-10/7/12.

2. The Avery Research Center

"The Avery Research Center was established to collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of African Americans in Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Avery’s archival collections, museum exhibitions, and public programming reflect these diverse populations as well as the wider African Diaspora. The Avery Research Center is located at 125 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29424 in the historic Harleston Village." - info from

3. Gullah Tours

"Gullah- The language spoken by the Lowcountry's first black inhabitants. The language and culture still thrive today in and around the Charleston/Beaufort, South Carolina region. Gullah Tours explores the places, history, and stories that are relevant to the rich and varied contributions made by Black Charlestonians." - info from

4. Spoleto

Every year around Memorial Day Weekend, crowds flock to Charleston, South Carolina. Yes, for the beach; but more importantly, for one of the largest art festivals in the U.S., known as Spoleto Festival U.S.A. The 17-day Charleston festival that kicks off Memorial Day Weekend features two and a half weeks of the best theater, art and music the world has to offer.

5. Gallery Chuma - Art Museaum

"Welcome to Gallery Chuma, we specialize in the art of the Gullah people of coastal South Carolina as visually portrayed by internationally recognized masters and innovative select group of emerging artists." info from

6. Latin American Festival - 21st annual

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