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Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture

 Organization

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Typescripts of Avery Institute's and Avery Research Center's History, 1994-2000, and undated

 File — Box: 147, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Each series contains multiple subseries in which detailed descriptions are provide in each introduction. Series 1. Biographical Documents (1944-2015, and undated)holds resumes, vitas and biographical sketches; oral interview transctipts and essays about Whipper; tributes and honors which includes honorary degrees, the South Carolina Black Hall of Fame, and the BellSouth-South Carolina African American History Calendar honoree (also refer to Series 10: Awards. Various recognitions...
Dates: 1994-2000, and undated

Lucille Simmons Whipper papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1146
Abstract Lucille Simmons Whipper (1928-2021), an educator, guidance counselor, academic administrator, community, and religious leader and the first African-American woman to serve as an State of South Carolina House of Representatives in Charleston's District 109 (1986-1996). She exercised her activism with her graduating class at Avery Institute in their attempts to desegregate the College of Charleston in 1944. Decades later, Whipper was instrumental in working with the State of South Carolina and...
Dates: 1900-2016, undated