Skip to main content Ruby Pendergrass Cornwell, 1995-2002, and undated


Scope and Contents

Cornwell, an Charleston educator and civil rights activist who was arrested for civil disobedience in 1963 for attempting to desegregate the Fort Sumter Hotel restaurant. Indcluded are newspaper articles, correspondence, event programs for her 100th year birthday celebration, funeral obesqiues, and Whipper's speech transcript regarding Cornwell receiving the Harvey Gantt Award.


  • Creation: 1995-2002, and undated


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Material is in English.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions


From the Collection: 80.02 linear feet (approximately 182 archival boxes; 3 oversize boxes) : includes photographs and audio visual recordings

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

125 Bull Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States