Skip to main content South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus: Redistricting and Reapportionment , 1989-1996, and undated

Identifier: Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, reports, photocopies of various court cases Whipper was involved with; bills and amendments, and newspaper articles.


  • Creation: 1989-1996, and undated


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Material is in English.

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No restrictions


From the Collection: 80.02 linear feet (approximately 182 archival boxes; 3 oversize boxes) : includes photographs and audio visual recordings


Congressional Redistricting in the 1990s: In 1991, the United States House delegation included four Democrats and two Republicans. A court drew a new majority-Black district for the 1992 election (after legislative action failed to produce a plan), connecting portions of Columbia, Charleston, and "The Low Country" of that state (58 percent Black in voting-age population. Republicans gained an additional seat in 1992, though redistricting was not a factor in that outcome. A federal court overturned the state's congressional plan in July of 1993, but no more than slight changes were made to the state's districts following that ruling. Republicans gained an additional seat in 1994 when the long-time Democratic incumbent retired and retained a seat in the Charleston area when the Republican incumbent left the seat to run for governor. No seats changed party contol in either 1996 or 1998. From: Drawing the Map: Redistricting in the South, page 47

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Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States