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Bennett, Isaiah, 1926-2002


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Isaiah Bennett papers

Identifier: AMN 1056
Abstract Isaiah Bennett (1926-2002) served as a union representative for tobacco workers at the American Tobacco Company's Cigar Factory and as a leader and negotiator of the Charleston Hospital Workers' Strike of 1969. Bennett also founded and was president of the Charleston chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, an umbrella organization for black trade unions.This collection contains five small series that pertain to the life and career of Isaiah Bennett. 1.)...
Dates: 1932-2002

Steve Estes papers

Identifier: AMN 1055

The collection consists of primary and secondary sources used by Steve Estes to write his master’s thesis drawing comparison from the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike of 1968 and Charleston Hospital workers’ strike of 1969. Estes interviewed people who were closely associated with these movements and also consists of an analysis of newspaper clippings that capture these movements.

Dates: 1967-1996

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African American civil rights workers 1
African American labor union members -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American stevedores -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 21st century 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 1