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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. He fathered a second son, Albert Wayne Gourdine, who was...
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

"Charleston Hospital Workers' Strike" rough draft (photocopy)

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Identifier: Mss 0034-102
Collection Overview The paper is a typed rough draft with hand written corrections. It describes the Hospital workers' strike at the Medical College of South Carolina in 1969. The author is not identified, but a handwritten note reveals that the document was written in 1982. The paper discusses the role played by Mary Moultrie, the leader of the strike, and William McCord, the college president, in the strike. The strike was a protest by African-American, predominantly female, hospital workers for better...
Dates: 1982

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

College of Charleston vertical file on "The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"

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Identifier: Mss 0034-121
Collection Overview The collection consists of materials gathered by the staff of the Robert Scott Small Library at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. It includes 6 pamphlets covering NAACP membership, organizational information, and current programs in various regions of the United States. The file also includes 2 reports. One report covers the 62nd Annual Convention and Resolutions of the NAACP from July 4-July 9, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (7 pages). The second report is the NAACP Legal Defense...
Dates: 1970s, 1980s

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, SC, 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

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African Americans -- Suffrage -- South Carolina 2
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Civil rights workers -- United States 2
Discrimination in education -- South Carolina 2
Education -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) 2
Race discrimination -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 2
Race discrimination -- South Carolina -- History 2
School integration -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 2
Segregation -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
South Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 2
Southern States -- Race relations 2
United States -- Race relations 2
Africa -- Periodicals 1
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African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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African American civil rights workers 1
African American civil rights workers -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 1
African American college students 1
African American dentists 1
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African American police -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- Biography 1
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African American religious leaders 1
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African American women -- Social conditions 1
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African American youth 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill -- History 1
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African Americans -- Race relations 1
African Americans -- South Carolina 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Religion 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- History 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- Social conditions 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- Social life and customs 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Politics and government -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans in medicine -- South Carolina 1
Apportionment (Election law) -- South Carolina 1
Bamberg County (S.C.) -- History 1
Black nationalism 1
Black people -- Congresses 1
Black people -- Periodicals 1
Black power -- United States 1
Black race -- Congresses 1
Boycotts -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 20th century 1
Bus lines -- South Carolina 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- 20th century 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 1
Charleston County (S.C.) -- Race relations 1
Charleston County (S.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 1
Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act of 1976 1
Civil rights -- Societies, etc. 1
Civil rights lawyers -- South Carolina 1
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- Greenwood 1
Civil rights movements -- Southern States 1
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Miscellanea 1
Class actions (Civil procedure) -- South Carolina 1
College students -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century 1
Community development 1
Community health services -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Community health services -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) 1
Community organization 1
Constitutional law -- South Carolina 1
Courts -- South Carolina 1
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Daufuskie Island (S.C.) -- Social conditions 1
Day care centers -- South Carolina -- Yonges Island 1
Denmark (S.C.) -- History 1
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Names
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 5
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 3
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 3
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 3
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 3
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Southern Christian Leadership Conference 3
Voorhees College 3
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 3
Young, Andrew, 1932- 3
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 2
Allen University 2
Bennett, Isaiah, 1926-2002 2
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Blacks United for Action 2
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 2
Brown, Millicent E. 2
Carawan, Candie 2
Carawan, Guy 2
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 2
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 2
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 2
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 2
International Longshoremen's Association 2
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 2
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 2
Moultrie, Mary, 1943-2015 2
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 2
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 2
Saunders, William, 1935- 2
United States Commission on Civil Rights. South Carolina Advisory Committee 2
Waring, Elizabeth 2
Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968 2
A. Philip Randolph Institute 1
Al-Amin, Jamil, 1943- 1
Alexander, Camille D. 1
All-African People's Revolutionary Party 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
American Civil Liberties Union 1
American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina 1
American Indian Movement 1
American Tobacco Company 1
Attica Prison 1
Avery Normal Institute 1
Avery Research Center 1
Beecher Congregational Church (New Orleans, La.) 1
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) 1
Black Panther Party 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Brown family 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
Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998 1
Clyburn, James 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
College of Charleston. Library 1
Communist Workers Party (U.S.) 1
Community Action Program (U.S.) 1
Community Organization Credit Union 1
Community Organization Federal Credit Union. 1
Concerned Clergy Committee (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Congress of African Peoples 1
Cornwell, Ruby Pendergrass, 1902-2003 1
Cottonreader, R. B. 1
Dabbs, James McBride, 1896-1970 1
Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944- 1
Derfner, Armand 1
Duckett, Dewey M., 1900-1964 1
Duckett, Dewey M., 1929-2012 1
Enwright, John T., 1904-1975 1
Estes, Steve, 1972- 1
Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 1
Fink, Leon, 1948- 1
Florida State University 1
Frazier, Herb, 1950- 1
General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States 1
Guilford College 1
Hamer, Fannie Lou 1
Harvard University 1
Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.) 1
Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956 1
Howard University 1
IDEAS (Firm : Washington, D.C.) 1
International Longshoremen's Association. Local 1422 (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jefferson, Jessie 1
Jenkins family 1
Jenkins, Cambridge, Jr. 1
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
Lewis, John, 1940-2020 1
Malcolm X Liberation University 1
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 1
McCord, William M. (William Mellen), 1907-1996 1
Medical College of South Carolina (1952-1969) 1
Medical University of South Carolina 1
Methodist Church (U.S.). South Carolina Conference 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Freedom Fund Program 1
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