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Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture

 Organization

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Program: Introducing African American Genealogy, 1992

 File — Box: 146, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Holds the sub-series: Board of Directors Administrative Documents and Committees; Correspondence and Newsletters; Grant Proposals; Workshops and Event Programs; Avery Institute Alumni; and Various Research Documents. Also view the Charleston Chapter of the Links, "Woman of the Year," Oversize Box #160, for additional materials not included in this subseries.

Dates: 1992

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