Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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
Found in: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture / AMN 1146, Lucille Simmons Whipper papers / Series 5: Civic, Community, and Social Involvement / 5.6: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture / 5.6.2: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, College of Charleston
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