Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 144, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:
Holds Incorporation, Constitution and By-Laws, meeting minutes, annual reports and fundraising/membership committee correspondence.
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 / 220.127.116.11: ALAAHC Board of Directors Administrative Documents and Committees
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