Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture
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Lucille Simmons Whipper papers
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
"Woman of the Year" Scrapbook, 1981
File — Scrapbook 160
Scope and Contents From the Series: Holds correspondence,reports, meeting minutes, and various documents pertaining to Whipper's commission, committee, and Board of Trustee positions, along with her civic/social involvement. Contains the subseries: Charleston County School District (CCSD); Mayor's Advisory Committee on Human Relations; City of Charleston Department and Committees; Charleston County Bicentennial Committee; South Carolina International Women's Year; Avery Research Center for African American History and...