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Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005



  • Existence: 1924 November 20 - 2005 January 1


  • Females



Languages Used

  • English

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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