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J. Arthur Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1074
Abstract J. Arthur Brown was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1914. After graduating from the Avery Institute in 1932, he continued his education at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, SC, graduating in 1937. While at SCSC, Brown met his future wife MaeDe Esperanza Myers (1918-2012), marrying in 1940. The couple had three daughters: MaeDe Joenelle Gordon, Minerva King, and Dr. Millicent Brown; and one son, Myles Gregory Brown. Mr. Brown moved back to Charleston where he became a...
Dates: 1937-1989; Majority of material found within 1950-1988

Alphonso W. Hoursey papers

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Identifier: AMN-1156
Abstract Alphonso W. Hoursey was born in 1900 and raised in Charleston. He attended the Avery Normal Institute, Fisk University (1926), and the University of Michigan. After graduating from Fisk, Hoursey taught at the Avery Normal Institute, organized the HI-Y Club, which prioritized a ‘Protestant Ethic’ and sportsmanship. With Avery’s closure in 1954, Hoursey went to teach at Burke High School until his retirement in 1966. This collection of memorabilia of Hoursey highlights his career as an...
Dates: 1907-1972 ; Majority of material found within 1940-1960

John F. Potts Sr. papers

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Identifier: AMN 1036
Abstract John Foster Potts, Sr. (1908-1998), African American educator and author, was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Leila Snead and John Moultrie Potts. Potts worked as a teacher and principal in numerous schools including Avery Institute, where he served until it closed in 1954. Potts married Muriel Logan and had five children.The collection includes material relating to Potts' personal and professional life. His biographical papers include an unpublished autobiography, as well as...
Dates: 1885-2005

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