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Isaiah Bennett papers

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Identifier: AMN 1056
Abstract Isaiah Bennett (1926-2002) served as a union representative for tobacco workers at the American Tobacco Company's Cigar Factory and as a leader and negotiator of the Charleston Hospital Workers' Strike of 1969. Bennett also founded and was president of the Charleston chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, an umbrella organization for black trade unions.This collection contains five small series that pertain to the life and career of Isaiah Bennett. 1.)...
Dates: 1932-2002

J. Arthur Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1074
Abstract J. Arthur Brown was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1914. After graduating from the Avery Institute in 1932, he continued his education at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, SC, graduating in 1937. While at SCSC, Brown met his future wife MaeDe Esperanza Myers (1918-2012), marrying in 1940. The couple had three daughters: MaeDe Joenelle Gordon, Minerva King, and Dr. Millicent Brown; and one son, Myles Gregory Brown. Mr. Brown moved back to Charleston where he became a...
Dates: 1937-1989; Majority of material found within 1950-1988

Millicent E. Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1003
Abstract Millicent Ellison Brown (b. 1948) is an educator and civil rights activist. Born in Charleston to MaeDe and J. Arthur Brown, local and state president of NAACP (1955-1965), Brown, in 1963, replaced her older sister Minerva as the primary plaintiff in a NAACP-sponsored lawsuit (Millicent Brown vs. Charleston County School District #20).The collection consists of personal and professional documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Millicent Brown's experience...
Dates: 1949-2003

Charleston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records

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Identifier: AMN 1117
Abstract The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was started on February 12, 1909, partly in response to the prevalence of lynching of African-Americans in America and the 1908 race riot that occurred in Springfield, Illinois. The Charleston Branch of the NAACP was founded in February 1917 by Edwin Harleston. The branch was established to advocate for the rights of African-Americans in South Carolina and Charleston. The Charleston NAACP serves as a space for...
Dates: 1920-1995, undated; Majority of material found within 1973-1994

Septima P. Clark papers

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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

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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

Armand Derfner legal papers

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Identifier: AMN 1049
Abstract Armand Derfner, b. 1938, has been a litigator in private practice in Charleston, S.C. since 1974. He has litigated civil rights cases since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 went into effect in August 1968, when Derfner represented voters in Greenwood, Mississippi. He has gained national renown as a civil rights attorney, having won five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Armand Derfner Legal Papers document his work since establishing his practice in Charleston in 1974. The papers are...
Dates: 1973-1995

Dr. Dewey M. Duckett, Sr. papers

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Identifier: AMN 1040
Collection Overview The collection contains three series. The first series consists of correspondence mainly regarding civil rights. The second series contains writings, speeches, and lectures related to Duckett's position as a doctor, civil rights activist, and member of the Council on Human Relatoins. The third series addresses duckett's affiliations such as the Palmetto Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association, the S.C. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Practical Nursing Program. It also includes...
Dates: 1949-1989; Majority of material found within 1952-1964

Steve Estes papers

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Identifier: AMN 1055
Abstract

The collection consists of primary and secondary sources used by Steve Estes to write his master’s thesis drawing comparison from the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike of 1968 and Charleston Hospital workers’ strike of 1969. Estes interviewed people who were closely associated with these movements and also consists of an analysis of newspaper clippings that capture these movements.

Dates: 1967-1996

Cambridge Jenkins collection

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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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Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act of 1976 1
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Newborn infants -- Effect of drugs on 1
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 2
Bennett, Isaiah, 1926-2002 2
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 2
Brown, Millicent E. 2
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Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 2
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 2
International Longshoremen's Association 2
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 2
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 2
Southern Christian Leadership Conference 2
United States Commission on Civil Rights. South Carolina Advisory Committee 2
Voorhees College 2
Waring, Elizabeth 2
Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968 2
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 2
Young, Andrew, 1932- 2
A. Philip Randolph Institute 1
Alexander, Camille D. 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
American Civil Liberties Union 1
American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina 1
American Tobacco Company 1
Avery Normal Institute 1
Avery Research Center 1
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) 1
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Blacks United for Action 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Brown family 1
Carawan, Candie 1
Carawan, Guy 1
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 1
Carson, Josephine, 1919- 1
Carter, Rosalynn 1
Charleston Area Community Relations Committee (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County (S.C.). Police Department 1
Charleston County School District 1
Charleston County School District No. 20 (S.C.) 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
Community Organization Credit Union 1
Cornwell, Ruby Pendergrass, 1902-2003 1
Cottonreader, R. B. 1
Derfner, Armand 1
Duckett, Dewey M., 1900-1964 1
Duckett, Dewey M., 1929-2012 1
Estes, Steve, 1972- 1
Fink, Leon, 1948- 1
Florida State University 1
Frazier, Herb, 1950- 1
Guilford College 1
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 1
Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956 1
Howard University 1
International Longshoremen's Association. Local 1422 (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Jefferson, Jessie 1
Jenkins family 1
Jenkins, Cambridge, Jr. 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 1
Medical University of South Carolina 1
Moultrie, Mary, 1943-2015 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Freedom Fund Program 1
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 1
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 1
Palmetto Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association 1
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 1
Penn Community Services 1
Political Action Committee of Charleston County (Charleston County, S.C.) 1
Progressive Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Retail Drug Store Employees Union, Local 1199B (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Local 15-A (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Riley, Richard W. (Richard Wilson) 1
Rivers High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 1
Ruoff, John Carl, 1948- 1
Saunders, William, 1935- 1
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company 1
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. Transit Department 1
South Carolina Fair Share 1
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 1
South Carolina State University 1
United States (Title of work: Voting Rights Act of 1965.) 1
United Way of America 1
White, Naomi, 1925- 1
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