Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 146, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents
Held at the Charleston County Public Library. Contains agenda, newsletter, brochures, and informational materials.
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 / 5.6.1: Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture (ALAAHC): Board of Directors / 188.8.131.52: Various Research Documents
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