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Jack Bass and Walter De Vries papers

Identifier: AMN 1061
Abstract In 1974, Jack Bass and Walter De Vries interviewed prominent South Carolina public figures. These interviews, among others, were used for their book, The Transformation of Southern Politics: Social Change and Political Consequence since 1945. The papers consist of eight interview transcripts conducted by Jack Bass and Walter De in 1974 Vries with prominent South Carolina public figures. The overarching theme of the interviews is race relations and the effect...
Dates: 1974

Septima P. Clark papers

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

Ruby Pendergrass Cornwell papers

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

John F. Potts Sr. papers

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 His biographical papers include an unpublished autobiography, as well as...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

Judge J. Waties and Elizabeth Waring papers

Identifier: AMN 1033
Abstract Julius Waties Waring (1880-1968), a Charleston native and attorney became a Federal Judge in 1942. At the time of his divorce and remarriage in 1945 to Elizabeth A. Hoffman (1895-1966), he began to hand down more liberal decisions, such as equalizing the pay of black and white teachers and outlawing South Carolina's white-only Democratic Primary. He soon ruled that separate but equal was per se inequality. Because he and his wife socialized with African Americans and held...
Dates: approximately 1947-1964

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South Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 3
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Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968 4
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Southern Christian Leadership Conference 2
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Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
American Missionary Association 1
Avery Normal Institute 1
Baggett, Julius 1
Bass, Jack 1
Bessinger, Maurice, 1930- 1
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Blacks United for Action 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Briggs, Harry, -1986 1
Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972 1
Carawan, Candie 1
Carawan, Guy 1
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 1
Carson, Josephine, 1919- 1
Charleston County School District 1
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
De Vries, Walter 1
Elliott, R. W. 1
Harleston, Edwin Augustus, 1882-1931 1
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 1
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 1
Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956 1
Howe, Gedney Main, 1914-1981 1
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 1
Johnson, I. S. Leevy, 1942- 1
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 1
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 1
Penn Community Services 1
Potts family 1
Potts, John F. 1
Redfern, James 1
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 1
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 1
Terrell, Glenn, 1878-1964 1
Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003 1
United States Commission on Civil Rights. South Carolina Advisory Committee 1
University of South Carolina. School of Law 1
Waring, Thomas R. 1
West, John C. (John Clifford), 1922- 1
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 1
Wrighten, John H. 1
Young Women's Christian Associations. Charleston, S.C 1
Young, Andrew, 1932- 1
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