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Charleston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records

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Identifier: AMN 1117
Abstract The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was started on February 12, 1909, partly in response to the prevalence of lynching of African-Americans in America and the 1908 race riot that occurred in Springfield, Illinois. The Charleston Branch of the NAACP was founded in February 1917 by Edwin Harleston. The branch was established to advocate for the rights of African-Americans in South Carolina and Charleston. The Charleston NAACP serves as a space for...
Dates: 1920-1995, undated; Majority of material found within 1973-1994

Charleston County Black School Directory records

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Identifier: 30019
Abstract The Charleston County Black School Directory is an extension of the 1989 Research Conference, "The History of African American Education in Charleston, South Carolina." The purpose of this Avery Research Center project is to begin documenting the long struggle of African Americans in the South Carolina Lowcountry to educate their children despite the laws and customs that hindered them. This collection contains information on individual historically African American schools in the area,...
Dates: approximately 1882-1990

Charleston County Department of Social Services records

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Identifier: 0-00000
Abstract Charleston County Department of Social Services records are a compilation of non-confidential administrative reports and various public welfare studies. The majority of the material pertains to Charleston County, but some has statewide significance. Approximately 40% of the collection pertains to the African American experience in the region. The records contains letters, memoranda, reports, statistics and other documents regarding the system of social services and includes histories of the...
Dates: approximately 1919-1989

Charleston Five collection

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Identifier: AMN 1124
Abstract The Charleston Five, Elijah Ford Jr., Ricky Simmons, Peter Washington, Jason Edgerton and Kenneth Jefferson were brought up on felony riot charges following a confrontation on the Charleston docks with law enforcement. The Charleston Five Collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, literary productions, printed materials and video material all pertaining to the published work of Suzan Erem and Paul Durrenberger. The collection is arranged into four series:...
Dates: 1921-2008; Majority of material found within 1998-2005

Charleston Free Library Rosenwald Fund records

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Identifier: AMN 1151
Abstract The Charleston Free Library, Charleston's first public library, opened its doors on January 1, 1931. The establishment of this library was made possible with the support of the Julius Rosenwald Fund. A grand total of $80,000 was awarded to the Free Charleston Library with the goal of “enabling the county to get this service started with the best possible standards.” The funds were distributed over a five year period. The Charleston Free Library Rosenwald Fund collection contains...
Dates: 1930-1945

Margaretta P. Childs African American church records project

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Identifier: AMN 1013
Abstract Margaretta Pringle Childs (1912-2000) worked as an archivist at the College of Charleston, was head archivist for the City of Charleston, and a field archivist for the South Carolina Historical Society. In addition to her archival work, Childs was a member of the Charleston Interracial Committee and a Civil Rights activist. The materials in this collection form the working files of Margretta P. Childs's attempted project to collect and house the records of Charleston's Black churches at the...
Dates: 1849-1985

Septima P. Clark papers

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Identifier: AMN 1000
Abstract Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987) was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Peter Porcher Poinsette and Victoria Anderson. Clark attended small private schools and Avery Institute, getting a teacher's certificate in 1916. She married Nerie Clark (1889-1925) of North Carolina, a navy cook in 1920; they had one surviving child Nerie Clark, Jr. (born 1925). Clark received her BA from Benedict College in 1942 and an MA from Hampton Institute in 1946. She taught in various schools throughout...
Dates: approximately 1910-1990

Septima Poinsette Clark scrapbook

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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...
Dates: 1924-1980

Coards Studio photographs and records

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Identifier: AMN 1086
Abstract The Coards Studio was a photography studio owned and operated by Joseph and Rachel Coards in Charleston, South Carolina. Coards photographed African American families and individuals in the studio and various events and groups outside of the studio, such as graduations, weddings, and other ceremonies. The studio, located at 78 Line Street, closed in the late 20th century.The collection contains business records, photographs, and personal material, including customer contacts,...
Dates: approximately 1930s-1990s

Ruby Pendergrass Cornwell papers

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Identifier: AMN 1039
Abstract Ruby P. Cornwell, a native of Foreston, SC, earned a B.A. from Talladega in 1925 and taught English for many years. In Charleston she was active in Plymouth Congregational Church and served on the boards of several organizations, including the Charleston Branch of the NAACP. Through her work with the NAACP she developed close ties to U.S. District Judge Julius Waites Waring and his wife, Elizabeth. Judge Waring presided over several noted civil rights cases-ruling for integration and equal...
Dates: 1944-2003; 1944-1974; Majority of material found within 1950-1969

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African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston 15
correspondence 15
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 12
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston 11
African American churches 9
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African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 9
African American teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 8
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 8
Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 8
African American businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston 7
African American fraternal organizations 7
African American fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 7
African American musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 7
African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies and clubs 7
programs (documents) 7
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Religion 6
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies, etc. 6
Church records and registers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 6
Fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 6
administrative records 6
clippings (information artifacts) 6
financial records 6
African American universities and colleges 5
African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs 5
African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs -- History 5
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston 5
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina 5
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century 5
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 5
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations 5
Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 5
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- South Carolina -- Charleston 5
High schools -- South Carolina -- Charleston 5
James Island (S.C.) -- History -- 20th century 5
minutes (administrative records) 5
photocopies 5
African American Episcopalians 4
African American children -- Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
African American families -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
African American newspapers 4
African American teenagers -- Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social life and customs 4
African American women teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
African Americans -- Civil rights 4
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 4
African Americans -- Education 4
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History 4
African Americans -- History 4
African Americans -- Societies, etc. -- History 4
Charleston (S.C.) -- History 4
Charleston County (S.C.) 4
Civic leaders -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
Civil rights movements -- United States 4
Funeral homes -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
South Carolina -- History -- 1865- 4
South Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 4
Southern States -- Race relations 4
certificates 4
scrapbooks 4
African American History Month 3
African American business enterprises -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American educators -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American families -- South Carolina 3
African American fraternal organizations -- 20th century -- Photographs 3
African American newspapers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American photographers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American women 3
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina 3
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- Mount Pleasant 3
African Americans -- Museums 3
African Americans -- Music 3
African Americans -- Politics and government -- South Carolina 3
African Americans -- Race relations 3
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century 3
Archives 3
Associations, institutions, etc. -- South Carolina 3
Boards of directors 3
Burial records -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Charleston (S.C.) 3
Charleston (S.C.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century 3
Church buildings -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Photographs 3
Civil rights 3
Civil rights movements -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Civil rights workers -- United States 3
Discrimination in education -- South Carolina 3
Education -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) 3
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Nonprofit organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Political action committees -- South Carolina 3
Public schools -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 3
Race discrimination -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 3
Race discrimination -- South Carolina -- History 3
School buildings -- South Carolina -- Photographs 3
Segregation -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Undertakers and undertaking -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 3
annual reports 3
memorabilia 3
pamphlets 3
photographs 3
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Dutch; Flemish 1
Italian 1
Korean 1
 
Names
Avery Normal Institute 35
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 13
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 12
Avery Research Center 11
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 7
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Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 6
Voorhees College 6
DeCosta family 5
Harleston, Edwin Augustus, 1882-1931 5
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 5
Waring, Elizabeth 5
African Methodist Episcopal Church 4
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) 4
Charleston County School District 4
Clyburn, James 4
College of Charleston 4
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 4
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 4
Howard University 4
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 4
Morris Street Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 4
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 4
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 4
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 4
Southern Christian Leadership Conference 4
Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968 4
Whipper, Lucille, 1928-2021 4
Allen University 3
American Missionary Association 3
Baskervill Ministries (Pawleys Island, S.C.) 3
Benedict College 3
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Brown, Millicent E. 3
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 3
Carawan, Guy 3
Cornwell, Ruby Pendergrass, 1902-2003 3
DeCosta, Emily, 1923-2011 3
Douglas, Rosslee Tenetha Green, 1928-2011 3
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 3
Graves, J. Michael (James Michael), 1915-1996 3
Harleston family 3
Harleston, Edwin Gailliard, 1854-1931 3
Hunt, Eugene C. 3
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 3
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 3
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 3
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 3
McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Medical University of South Carolina 3
Mickey family 3
Morris College (Sumter, S.C.) 3
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 3
South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives 3
St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal Church (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003 3
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 3
Young, Andrew, 1932- 3
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 2
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 2
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 2
Amistad Research Center 2
Anderson, Leroy Frederick, Dr., 1916-1989 2
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993 2
Atlanta University 2
Banks, Anna DeCosta, 1869-1930 2
Baptist Educational & Missionary Convention of South Carolina 2
Bennett, Isaiah, 1926-2002 2
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Black Panther Party 2
Blacks United for Action 2
Brown family 2
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 2
Caffey family 2
Calvary Episcopal Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Campbell, James E., 1925-2021 2
Carawan, Candie 2
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 2
Carr, Thomas Tobias, III, 1930-2017 2
Carr, Thomas Tobias, Sr. 2
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 2
Charleston County Council 2
Charleston Naval Shipyard 2
Childs, Margaretta Pringle, 1912-2000 2
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Coards Studio 2
College of Charleston. Governor's School 2
Coming Street YWCA (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 2
Congress of African Peoples 2
Craft family 2
Craft, Ellen 2
Craft, William 2
Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912 2
Crump family 2
Davis, Julia-Ellen 2
DeCosta, Frank A. 2
DeCosta, Herbert A., Sr., 1894-1960 2
DeReef family 2
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