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Craft and Crum families papers

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Identifier: AMN 1102
Abstract William Craft (1824-1900) and Ellen Smith Craft (1826-1891) were slaves who met on a plantation in Macon, Georgia. Unwilling to raise children in slavery, in December 1848 they devised a plan to escape to Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Ellen dressed as an invalid male, her arm in a sling to avoid writing (neither William nor Ellen could read or write) and face in bandages to obscure her feminine voice and lack of facial hair. William accompanied her as a servant. They arrived in Philadelphia on...
Dates: 1780-2007

Frederica Daly papers

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Identifier: AMN 1111
Abstract Frederica ( Freddy) Daly (born 1925) was a licensed psychologist and educator with over 30 years of teaching, training, counseling, clinical, and administrative experience. Daly specialized in adolescents, veterans, substance abusers, and families in treatment facilities, hospitals, and universities.The collection contains correspondence, writings, and other items documenting the personal and professional interests of Frederica Daly. Personal materials include...
Dates: 1923-2004

John L. Dart family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1069
Abstract John Lewis Dart (1854-1915) was born a free person of color in Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from Avery Normal Institute in 1872 and attended Atlanta University in Georgia, and Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, where he was ordained a Baptist minister. He returned to Charleston in 1886 and became pastor of Morris Street Baptist Church. Sixteen years later, Dart ministered the Shiloh Baptist Church. In 1894, he opened the Charleston Normal and Industrial Institute, a...
Dates: 1844-1947

Frank Augustus DeCosta papers

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Identifier: AMN 1106
Abstract Frank Augustus DeCosta (1910-1972) was an African-American educator, administrator and scholar born in Charleston, South Carolina. In a career that spanned four decades, DeCosta served as a teacher and principal of two high schools, supervisor and chairman of an education department, director of instruction and of student teaching, foreign service statistical officer, and organizing dean of two graduate schools.The collection includes correspondence, research notes, essays,...
Dates: 1847-2000; Majority of material found within 1940-1972

H. A. DeCosta, Jr. papers

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Identifier: AMN 1084
Abstract Herbert A. DeCosta, Jr. (1923-2008) was a renowned African American architect and contractor based in Charleston, South Carolina. While he served as president of the H. A. DeCosta Company, the company worked on the construction and renovations of numerous churches, apartment complexes, schools, and residences, including some of the most architecturally significant houses in Charleston. The DeCosta Company also did much of the renovation and preservation work for Historic Charleston...
Dates: 1854-2009

DeReef Court and Park collection

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Identifier: AMN 1128
Abstract DeReef Court is a former African-American residential housing community in the City of Charleston, South Carolina established in 1854. Named after Joseph and Richard Edward DeReef, free men of color who were successful entrepreneurial brothers. Presently, the residential park known as DeReef Park represents the last green space in the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood.The collection holds ancestral histories, photocopied deeds and census reports regarding the DeReef...
Dates: 1854-2012; Majority of material found within 1990-2012

Armand Derfner legal papers

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Identifier: AMN 1049
Abstract Armand Derfner, b. 1938, has been a litigator in private practice in Charleston, SC, since 1974. He has litigated civil rights cases since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 went into effect in August 1968, when Derfner represented voters in Greenwood, Mississippi. He has gained national renown as a civil rights attorney, having won five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Armand Derfner legal papers document his work since establishing his practice in Charleston in 1974. The papers are...
Dates: 1973-1995

Mary DeSaussure papers

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Identifier: AMN 1170
Abstract Mary DeSaussure was the first African American female to compete in the Police Athletic League in 1945 in Brooklyn, NY. She and her twin sister, Martha, were members of the first integrated team and were the original members of the First African American Girls Track Club in Brooklyn. She attended the 1954 Olympic Trials preliminaries at Brown University and formed the Queen Trailblazers, a track team in Brooklyn in 1973. This collection contains one series on the life and achievements of...
Dates: 1920-2002; Majority of material found within 1936 - 2002

Gracie B. Dobbins papers

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Identifier: AMN 1075
Abstract Gracie B. Dobbins (1905-2001) was an African American school teacher. She was born Gracie Lee Burns in 1905 and graduated Avery Institute in 1924 with a teaching certificate. She later married a Mr. Dobbins and taught at Minnie Hughes Elementary School on Yonges Island and possibly elsewhere. She served as Chairman of Annual Appeal of Dimes for the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs in the 1960s. Dobbins died in Charleston in 2001.The collection contains materials related...
Dates: 1924-1986; Majority of material found within 1965-1986

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African American fraternal organizations 7
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African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies and clubs 7
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African American History Month 3
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African American women 3
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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
College of Charleston 5
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
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 family 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, 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
Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina 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
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