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Septima Poinsette Clark scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: AMN 1000.A

Abstract

The collection consists of a commemorative disbound scrapbook complied for Septima Poinsette Clark by an unknown person highlighting aspects of her life and career as a teacher and civil rights activist. It contains original memorabilia including photographs of her, her family and people affiliated with her life and career (including a photograph of Clark with Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King and several with Ralph Abernathy and Martin Luther King, Jr.). It also includes correspondence and letters of congratulation regarding the Living Legacy Award she received from U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1978, various awards she received and news clips pertaining to her, a few items regarding her campaign for membership at the Charleston County School Board of Education and the honorary doctorate she received from the College of Charleston. This scrapbook is available digitally on the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital Library website.

Dates

  • 1924-1980

Extent

0.5 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials

AMN 1000 Septima Clark papers

Title
Inventory of the Septima Poinsette Clark scrapbook
Date
2020
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

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

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