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African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Millicent E. Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1003
Abstract Millicent Ellison Brown (b. 1948) is an educator and civil rights activist. Born in Charleston to MaeDe and J. Arthur Brown, local and state president of NAACP (1955-1965), Brown, in 1963, replaced her older sister Minerva as the primary plaintiff in a NAACP-sponsored lawsuit (Millicent Brown vs. Charleston County School District #20).The collection consists of personal and professional documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Millicent Brown's experience...
Dates: 1949-2023

"Charleston Hospital Workers' Strike" rough draft (photocopy)

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Identifier: Mss 0034-102
Collection Overview The paper is a typed rough draft with hand written corrections. It describes the Hospital workers' strike at the Medical College of South Carolina in 1969. The author is not identified, but a handwritten note reveals that the document was written in 1982. The paper discusses the role played by Mary Moultrie, the leader of the strike, and William McCord, the college president, in the strike. The strike was a protest by African-American, predominantly female, hospital workers for better...
Dates: 1982

Armand Derfner legal papers

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Identifier: AMN 1049
Abstract Armand Derfner, b. 1938, has been a litigator in private practice in Charleston, SC, since 1974. He has litigated civil rights cases since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 went into effect in August 1968, when Derfner represented voters in Greenwood, Mississippi. He has gained national renown as a civil rights attorney, having won five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Armand Derfner legal papers document his work since establishing his practice in Charleston in 1974. The papers are...
Dates: 1973-1995

Steve Estes papers

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Identifier: AMN 1055
Abstract

The collection consists of primary and secondary sources used by Steve Estes to write his master’s thesis drawing comparison from the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike of 1968 and Charleston Hospital workers’ strike of 1969. Estes interviewed people who were closely associated with these movements and also consists of an analysis of newspaper clippings that capture these movements.

Dates: 1967-1996

Cambridge Jenkins collection

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Identifier: 30031
Abstract Cambridge Jenkins, Jr., joined the Charleston Police Department in 1950, becoming one of the first African American policemen in the Department. With a promotion in 1955 he became the first African- American detective on that force. He joined the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) in 1961. Detective Jenkins later returned to the Charleston Police Department until 1963. He was appointed as the first minority United State Deputy Marshall for the Southeastern District of South Carolina. He...
Dates: 1926 - 1994

John C. Ruoff papers

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Identifier: AMN 1027
Abstract John Carl Ruoff (born 1948) received a Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976, specializing in social and cultural history of the 19th century American South. Starting in 1987, he has worked as Executive and then Research Director for South Carolina Fair Share, a civil rights advocacy group, providing statistical and demographic technical assistance and support to community groups. He has also provided policy analysis and advocacy on consumer, utility,...
Dates: 1972-2002