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Craft and Crum families papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1102
Abstract William Craft (1824-1900) and Ellen Smith Craft (1826-1891) were slaves who met and married on a plantation in Macon, Georgia. Unwilling to raise children in slavery, in December 1848 they devised a plan to escape to Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Ellen dressed as an invalid male, her arm in a sling to avoid writing (neither William nor Ellen could read or write) and face in bandages to obscure her feminine voice and lack of facial hair. William accompanied her as a servant. They arrived in...
Dates: 1780-2007

Mrs. F. Holmes scrapbook

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Identifier: 30051
Abstract Mrs. F. Holmes collected materials that show her broad range of interests and reflect the life of African Americans in the Lowcountry and South Carolina. Mr. Holmes was an educator, doctor, and an activist with the NAACP. This collection contains articles, pictures, correspondence and memorabilia that follow the lives of the Holmes family. Included is information about Mr. Fordham, a black police officer in Charleston, South Carolina at the end of the nineteenth century and Thomas E. Miller,...
Dates: approximately 1880-1940

Jenkins Orphanage records and exhibit

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Identifier: AMN 1063
Abstract Charleston (S.C.) orphanage for African American children, founded in 1891 by Rev. Daniel Joseph Jenkins. The Orphan Aid Society (chartered 1892) was the governing board of the orphanage. Organized by members of the church where Rev. Jenkins was pastor, the Society furnished much of the financial support for the orphanage's efforts to provide education, training, skills, and care to orphans, half orphans, and wayward and destitute children. After Jenkins' death his widow, Mrs. Eloise C....
Dates: 1891-1991

Lois A. Simms papers

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Identifier: AMN 1118
Abstract Lois A. Simms was born in Charleston, S.C. She was the 1937 class valedictorian at the Avery Normal Institute. Simms continued her education at Barber Scotia Junior College and later received a B.A. in English and Social Studies at Johnson C. Smith University in 1941. She completed her Master of Arts in Education at Howard University in 1954 and did postgraduate work at Syracuse University and The Citadel. Simms has taught at various schools in the Charleston, SC area including the Avery...
Dates: 1920-2003, undated

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