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Eugene C. Hunt papers

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Identifier: AMN 1047
Abstract Eugene C. Hunt graduated from the Avery Normal School and went on to Talladega College, where he received a Degree in English in 1940. He earned a Master's Degree in Theater from Northwestern University in 1954 and continued with postgraduate study in Speech and Education. Mr. Hunt taught English and Speech at Burke High School in Charleston from 1941 to 1972. In 1972, he became an Assistant Professor of English and Speech at the College of Charleston, moving up to Associate Professor in...
Dates: 1834-1999; Majority of material found within 1973-1995

Anna D. Kelly papers

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Identifier: AMN 1083
Abstract Anna D. Kelly (1913-2007) is known for her efforts to connect Lowcountry African Americans with the Highlander Folk School, most notably recruiting Septima Clark. A graduate of the Avery Normal Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, Kelly was a charter member of the Avery Institute of African American History and Culture. She then played a crucial role in establishment of the Avery Research Center.The collection includes personal papers and photographs related to Anna D. Kelly...
Dates: 1930s-1999

Edward A. Lawrence family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1024
Abstract Edward Lawrence was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1858. He graduated from Avery Normal Institute in 1875. He taught at the Avery Normal Institute for almost 20 years and served as interim principal, as well as serving as president of the Avery Alumni Association. He also obtained a degree from South Carolina State College, where he taught psychology and sociology. Lawrence worked as a real-estate agent in Charleston before moving to Brooklyn, New York, in 1920, where he ran a real...
Dates: 1875-1983

D. Jack Moses papers

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Identifier: AMN 1002
Abstract Dyctis Jack Moses (1916-1996) was an African American musician from Americus, Georgia. He graduated from Morehouse College and pursued graduate studies in music at various institutions including Columbia University and Julliard. He served as music director at the Avery Institute, was the Supervisor of Music for Charleston County public schools and served in the Pacific area during World War II. In the early 1950s he became a pioneer in television by hosting the Talent...
Dates: 1940-1996

Phillis Wheatley Literary and Social Club papers

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Identifier: AMN 1031
Abstract The Phillis Wheatley Literary and Social Club was formed in 1916 under the direction of Jeannette Cox, wife of Avery Normal Institute principal Benjamin Cox. The club consisted of nineteen women members meeting to discuss literary works by such authors as W.E.B. DuBois, Carter G. Woodson and others. The club women also helped fulfill their mission to "lift as we climb" by taking an active role in Charleston's African American community by donating funds to such organizations as the YWCA,...
Dates: 1916-2011

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

Miriam DeCosta Seabrook and Herbert U. Seabrook papers

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Identifier: AMN 1094
Abstract

Miriam DeCosta Seabrook (1896-1992) was an African-American educator born in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1923, she married Dr. Herbert U. Seabrook (1884-1941), an African American physician who practiced medicine in Charleston. They had one son, Herbert U. Seabrook, Jr., who also became a physician.



Dates: 1882-1995

Smith Atkins family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1142
Abstract The Smith Atkins family members included in this collection are William Henry Smith (1865-1941), his wife Anna Priscilla McLeish Smith (1870-1940), her father, James Wilkinson McLeish (1839-1897), and William and Anna's daughter, Maude Henrietta Smith Atkins (1898-1998). The bulk of the collection are comprised of materials created or collected by Maude Smith Atkins, as an Avery Normal Institute student, and as an organist. Smith Atkins co-authored "The Avery Song," in which the Library of...
Dates: 1877-1981, undated; Majority of material found within 1900-1950

Sterrett-Hodge family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1060
Abstract Bascom Franklin Hodge (1898-1978), a WWI veteran and WWII Tuskegee Airman, was the grandson of Reverend Norman Bascom Sterrett (1841-1921), founder and pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Hodge was born in New York, the son of Gertrude Minerva Sterrett (1866-1946) and her husband Leander Watson Hodge (1861-1934). He attended the Charles Reynaud School for Embalming and embarked in the funeral home business with his mother and cousin, Norman B. Sterrett, Jr. (1879-1944), an...
Dates: 1886-1978

Lucille Simmons Whipper papers

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Identifier: AMN 1146
Abstract Lucille Simmons Whipper (1928-2021), an educator, guidance counselor, academic administrator, community, and religious leader and the first African-American woman to serve as an State of South Carolina House of Representatives in Charleston's District 109 (1986-1996). She exercised her activism with her graduating class at Avery Institute in their attempts to desegregate the College of Charleston in 1944. Decades later, Whipper was instrumental in working with the State of South Carolina and...
Dates: 1900-2016, undated

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Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 7
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DeCosta family 4
American Missionary Association 3
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 3
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College of Charleston 3
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 3
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 3
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 3
Amistad Research Center 2
Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Charleston County School District 2
Coming Street YWCA (Charleston, S.C.) 2
DeCosta, Frank A. 2
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Harleston, Edwin Augustus, 1882-1931 2
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Hoursey, Alphonso H., 1900-1977 2
Potts, John F. 2
Seabrook family 2
Talladega College 2
Voorhees College 2
African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Anderson, Steward Eugene, Jr., 1911-1997 1
Anderson, Vivienne Edwards, 1913-2005 1
Atkins, Maude Henrietta Smith, 1898-1998 1
Ball, Edward, 1958- 1
Baptist Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of Charleston County (S.C.) 1
Bell family 1
Bell, Hiram Lewis 1
Bell, James A. (James Augustus) 1
Bell, Louise Purvis 1
Benedict College 1
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments 1
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union of America. Local No. 1 (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Arthur Felder, Jr. 1
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 1
Brown, Millicent E. 1
Brown, Miriam M., 1901-2002 1
Brownlee, Frederick Leslie, 1883-1962 1
Buist Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.). Fields-Sims-Wright Vocational Center 1
Caffey family 1
Campbell, James E., 1925-2021 1
Chambers, Annette Graves, 1983- 1
Charleston County Legislative Delegation 1
Cheyney State College 1
Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005 1
City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
Cole family 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 1
Cornwell family 1
Craft family 1
Craft, Ellen 1
Craft, William 1
Crum family 1
Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912 1
Crump family 1
Davis, Julia-Ellen 1
Davis, Vicki Lorraine 1
DeCosta, Beautine Hubert, 1913-2008 1
DeCosta, Frank Augustus, Jr., 1935-1999 1
DeCosta-Willis, Miriam 1
DeReef family 1
Deweese family 1
Dillahunts family 1
Dobbins, Gracie B., 1905-2001 1
Douglas, Rosslee Tenetha Green, 1928-2011 1
Douglas, Walter Earl, 1923-1979 1
Drago, Edmund L. 1
East Bay Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Edwards, Jacob Francis, Jr., 1909-1941 1
Edwards, Jacob Francis, Sr., 1877-1963 1
Edwards, James B., 1927-2014 1
Edwards, John Arthur, 1911-1987 1
Edwards, Johnette Mencile Green, 1926-1977 1
Edwards, Lucille Roper, 1924- 1
Edwards, Richard Leon, 1903-2000 1
Edwards, Susanna Norena Simmons, 1880-1956 1
Entre Nous Bridge Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Equal Rights Party (New York, N.Y.) 1
Fisk University. Alumni Association 1
Fisk University. Choir 1
Friendly Moralist Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Friendly Union Cemetery (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Graves family 1
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