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The Avery Research Center plans to host a 2023 exhibition of Charleston-related tapes and civil rights memorabilia involving Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., according to media reports.  The exhibition at the College of Charleston will contextualize and interpret materials that include the original tape of a King speech delivered in 1967 at Charleston County Hall, an audio recording of civil rights leader’s Ralph Abernathy’s speech in 1969 and a recording from a Ku Klux Klan rally.  The donation of the items comes from the Merrill C. Berman Collection, an arts organization from Rye, N.Y. 

In other headlines: 

Charleston County’s Get a Lawyer Week for General Sessions Court takes place July 5-8. If you’re facing legal troubles with a Charleston County court, you can find an attorney and reconnect with the court this week thanks to a special opportunity called Get a Lawyer Week.

Vesey’s legacy endures 200 years later, historians sayDenmark Vesey was a freed former slave who is thought to have led a failed insurrection in 1822 in which 35 people were hanged. Vesey’s efforts, however, inspired other abolitionists and modern-day activists. Vesey’s message of freedom still reverberates today through ongoing conversations of social justice and equality. In an ongoing discussion of his legacy, descendants of Vesey have also shared the family history of the courageous abolitionist. For more commentary, see what City Paper’s Herb Frazier has to say. 

Debate on post-Roe abortion rights in S.C. starts this week. The South Carolina House of Representatives will start taking public comment Thursday afternoon, as senators get ready to start meeting as well in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade.

S.C. hospitals tackling doctor shortage through 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 began an Obstetrics/Gynecology medical residency program, while Trident started a General Surgery residency program.

Lawsuits over Charleston condos’ construction issues block owners from refinancing. Charleston-area condominium complexes have been involved in lawsuits over construction defects, and for some owners and potential buyers that’s meant missing out on super-low mortgage rates.

Local teen motocross rider heads to national championship. Nineteen-year-old Alec King of Summerville won the South Central Regional Championship in mid-June, which will send him to national championships in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., in the first week of August.


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