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Charleston Five collection

Identifier: AMN 1124
Abstract The Charleston Five, Elijah Ford Jr., Ricky Simmons, Peter Washington, Jason Edgerton and Kenneth Jefferson were brought up on felony riot charges following a confrontation on the Charleston docks with law enforcement. The Charleston Five Collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, literary productions, printed materials and video material all pertaining to the published work of Suzan Erem and Paul Durrenberger. The collection is arranged into four series:...
Dates: 1921-2008; Majority of material found within 1998-2005

Colonel Reuben Greenberg collection

Identifier: AMN 1079
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, articles, program and other miscellaneous materials from the career of Charleston's African American Jewish Police Chief Reuben Greenberg, 1990-1997. Arranged by material, this collection includes numerous articles and publications that detail Greenberg's professional philosophy, crime fighting methods, and surrounding controversies as well as autobiographical details. Also included are awards and programs for events honoring Greenberg and letters,...
Dates: 1990-1997

Cambridge Jenkins collection

Identifier: 30031
Abstract Cambridge Jenkins, Jr., joined the Charleston Police Department in 1950, becoming one of the first African American policemen in the Department. With a promotion in 1955 he became the first African- American detective on that force. He joined the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) in 1961. Detective Jenkins later returned to the Charleston Police Department until 1963. He was appointed as the first minority United State Deputy Marshall for the Southeastern District of South Carolina. He...
Dates: 1926 - 1994

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