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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

YWCA of Greater Charleston, Inc., records

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Identifier: AMN 1078
Abstract The Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Charleston, which originated in 1907, has served communities in Charleston and the lowcountry area of South Carolina for over a century. Currently, the YWCA of Greater Charleston, Inc., strives to provide programs and services for all people and holds a mission to eliminate racism and to empower women.The collection documents the founding and history of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Charleston, South Carolina...
Dates: 1906-2007

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