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

 Collection
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

Charleston County Department of Social Services records

 Collection
Identifier: 0-00000
Abstract Charleston County Department of Social Services records are a compilation of non-confidential administrative reports and various public welfare studies. The majority of the material pertains to Charleston County, but some has statewide significance. Approximately 40% of the collection pertains to the African American experience in the region. The records contains letters, memoranda, reports, statistics and other documents regarding the system of social services and includes histories of the...
Dates: approximately 1919-1989

Isabelle Smalls Griffin papers

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Identifier: 00-00000
Abstract

This collection contains transcripts of speeches, programs and other memorabilia from Avery Normal Institute (1940s) and Baptist Hill High School (1960-1985).

Dates: approximately 1945-1985

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

Benjamin James Whipper, Sr., papers

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Identifier: AMN 1147
Abstract Benjamin James Whipper, Sr., (1912-1998), a minister, religious leader, educator, and civic activist. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Reverend Whipper pastored two churches, Charity Baptist (1949), and Saint Matthew Baptist (1940). Whipper was the Moderator of the Charleston County Baptist Association; the treasurer with the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina; and the Assistant Secretary on the Executive Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA,...
Dates: approximately 1865-2008, undated

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

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Avery Normal Institute 2
Benedict College 2
Whipper, Benjamin James, 1912-1998 2
Whipper, Lucille, 1928-2021 2
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1