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Dr. Dewey M. Duckett, Sr. papers

Identifier: AMN 1040

Collection Overview

The collection contains three series. The first series consists of correspondence mainly regarding civil rights. The second series contains writings, speeches, and lectures related to Duckett's position as a doctor, civil rights activist, and member of the Council on Human Relatoins. The third series addresses duckett's affiliations such as the Palmetto Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association, the S.C. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Practical Nursing Program. It also includes miscellaneous materials on civil rights, and a 1989 Duckett family reunion.


  • Creation: 1949-1989
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1952-1964


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Biographical Note

Dewey M. Duckett, Sr., DMD (1900-1964) of Rock Hill, SC was a Civil Rights activist and physician. He worked with the South Carolina Advisory Committee to the National Commission on Civil Rights investigating complaints by citizens regarding discrimination. Similarly, he was actively involved in the South Carolina Council on Human Relations (later Council on Human Rights). He was also an advocate of the African American organization Palmetto Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association until 1946.


0.5 linear feet

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Dr. Dewey M. Duckett, Sr. papers
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Latin (Fraktur variant)

Repository Details

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

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Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States