- Existence: 1867 -
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AMN 1003
Abstract Millicent Ellison Brown (b. 1948) is an educator and civil rights activist. Born in Charleston to MaeDe and J. Arthur Brown, local and state president of NAACP (1955-1965), Brown, in 1963, replaced her older sister Minerva as the primary plaintiff in a NAACP-sponsored lawsuit (Millicent Brown vs. Charleston County School District #20).The collection consists of personal and professional documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Millicent Brown's experience...
Identifier: AMN 1102
Abstract William Craft (1824-1900) and Ellen Smith Craft (1826-1891) were slaves who met and married on a plantation in Macon, Georgia. Unwilling to raise children in slavery, in December 1848 they devised a plan to escape to Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Ellen dressed as an invalid male, her arm in a sling to avoid writing (neither William nor Ellen could read or write) and face in bandages to obscure her feminine voice and lack of facial hair. William accompanied her as a servant. They arrived in...
Identifier: AMN 1089
Abstract The Herman B. LaSaine collection consists of numerous letters to Herman B. LaSaine. Mr. LaSaine is the son of Mrs. Mary Alice LaSaine one of the most prominent African-American educators in the Charleston area and the Low Country. The correspondence sent to Mr. LaSaine obtained in the collection, ranges from the time period of 1936 to 1941. The content of the collection of typical personal correspondence between Mr. LaSaine and impersonal communication from various institutions concerning...
Identifier: AMN 1158
Abstract The League of Allied Arts (LAA) is an organization of Black women who celebrate and help to locally advance a plethora of elements of high culture. The organization was initially founded in Los Angeles, CA in 1939, however, Edwina Whitlock created a new branch of the organization upon her relocation back to Charleston, South Carolina in 1986. This collection highlights the documents from its foundation and earliest years, from 1986 to 1988. There are three series. Administrative includes...
Dates: 1983-1988; Majority of material found within 1986-1988