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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

Alvin Wilson Skardon notes

Identifier: Mss 0060
Collection Overview Collection contains photocopies, typescripts, handwritten notes and tape recordings compiled by Skardon as research undertaken to prepare a history of the College of Charleston from 1785 to 1985. It is incomplete and is primarily concerned with the period from 1935 to 1970. The history prior to 1935 was to be based largely on J.H. Easterby's "History of the College of Charleston: Founded 1770" (1935). A draft of one chapter of Skardon's planned history was completed, and it covers the years...
Dates: 1985-1991

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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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture 4
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South Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 3
African Americans -- Civil rights 2
African American women -- Social conditions 1
African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs 1
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Waring, Elizabeth 4
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 2
Cornwell, Ruby Pendergrass, 1902-2003 2
Southern Christian Leadership Conference 2
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 1
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Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 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
College of Charleston 1
Coppedge, Walter, 1930- 1
De Vries, Walter 1
Elliott, R. W. 1
Grice, George Daniel, 1900-1977 1
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 1
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 1
Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956 1
Howe, Gedney Main, 1914-1981 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
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 1
Penn Community Services 1
Redfern, James 1
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 1
Skardon, Alvin Wilson, 1912- 1
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 1
Stern, Theodore Sanders 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
Voorhees College 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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