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Frank Augustus DeCosta papers

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Identifier: AMN 1106
Abstract Frank Augustus DeCosta (1910-1972) was an African-American educator, administrator and scholar born in Charleston, South Carolina. In a career that spanned four decades, DeCosta served as a teacher and principal of two high schools, supervisor and chairman of an education department, director of instruction and of student teaching, foreign service statistical officer, and organizing dean of two graduate schools.The collection includes correspondence, research notes, essays,...
Dates: 1847-2000; Majority of material found within 1940-1972

Edmund Lee Drago collection

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Identifier: AMN 1051
Abstract Scholar, author, and history professor, Edmund Lee Drago began his teaching career at the College of Charleston in 1975. He is the author of "Initiative, Paternalism and Race Relations: Charleston's Avery Normal Institute" (1990), among other books. His research focus is 19th century U.S. History, African American and Charleston history, and the American Civil War and Reconstruction. The Edmund Lee Drago Papers are organized in three series. The first consists of materials related to his...
Dates: 1784-2009, undated; Majority of material found in 1865-1991

Mamie E. Garvin Fields papers

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Identifier: AMN 1023
Abstract Mamie Elizabeth Garvin Fields (1888-1987) was an African-American educator, civic and religious activist born in Charleston, South Carolina. Fields was an influential leader in the South Carolina African-American women's club movement. A culmination of Fields' life is detailed in her memoir, Lemon Swamp and Other Places, co-written with her granddaughter, Karen Fields.The majority of the collection details Fields' involvement with the National...
Dates: 1894-1987; Majority of material found within 1945-1985

Donald Fraser papers

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Identifier: 00-000
Abstract

In the 1940s, Donald Fraser attended the Avery Normal Institute, as had his brother, James, as well as his father, aunt and uncles. Before that, Fraser attended Immaculate Conception School. This collection contains items related to the Avery Normal Institute and Immaculate Conception School, including report cards and tuition receipts.

Dates: 1940-1950

Gadsden Funeral Home records

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Identifier: AMN 1137
Abstract The Gadsden Funeral Home was founded in 1902 by Eugene Gadsden (1866-1928) as the Eugene Gadsden Company. It was one of the first funeral homes for African Americans in Charleston. The Gadsden Funeral Home was operated and passed down through the family for over a century until it closed in 2005.The Gadsden Funeral Home records consist of three series documenting the history of the Gadsden/Duncan family, the Gadsden Funeral Home, and numerous affiliations. The collection consists...
Dates: 1892-2010; Majority of material found within 1921-1986

Graves family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1081
Abstract The Graves family of Charleston, South Carolina, was an African American family consisting largely of educators and Avery Institute graduates. James R. B. Graves, Jr. (1883-1969), a Pullman porter and union member of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, married Rose Laura Winds (1890-1978) in 1915. Together, they raised five children: J. Michael, Pauline, Annette, Robert, and Eugene. J. Michael Graves (1915-1996), a Class of 1932 graduate of the Avery Institute, was an educator and...
Dates: 1884-2004

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

"Inequities In Education In South Carolina" speech excerpts

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Identifier: Mss 0034-053
Collection Overview The folder contains a typescript copy of excerpts from a speech entitled "Inequities in Education in South Carolina." The speech was given by Butler to the Richland County Southern Regional Council. The speech was originally given on January 25, 1949 at Benedict College. In the speech, Butler outlines the inequities between segregated African American schools and white schools in South Carolina. The typescript is signed by James M. Hinton, who was the President of the South Carolina Chapter...
Dates: 1949

Esau Jenkins papers, 1963-2003

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Identifier: AMN 1004
Abstract Esau Jenkins (1910-1972) was born and raised on Johns Island, South Carolina. With very little formal education, he became a businessman and civil rights leader.The collection contains biographical papers, correspondence, writings, and information about his affliations, including the Progressive Club, Citizen's Committee of Charleston, Community Organization Credit Union, Political Action Committee of Charleston County, Political Awareness League of Charleston County, and the...
Dates: 1963-2003

Laing School records

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Identifier: AMN 1059
Abstract Laing School was founded January 29, 1866 by Cornelia Hancock (1839-1926), under the auspices of the Friends Association for the Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen of Philadelphia. The school began with 50 African American students in the damaged remains of the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. At different times, Laing served as an industrial school, a high school, middle school, and elementary school. In the early 1970s, the Charleston school system...
Dates: 1883-1990

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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture 23
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African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 9
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 8
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina 6
African Americans -- Education 4
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History 4
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Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 4
African American children -- Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American teenagers -- Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs 3
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- Mount Pleasant 3
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century 3
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Public schools -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 3
School buildings -- South Carolina -- Photographs 3
African American college teachers 2
African American educators -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
African American educators -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Photographs 2
African American teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
African American universities and colleges 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 2
Civil rights workers -- United States 2
Education -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) 2
Educators -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
High schools -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Political action committees -- South Carolina 2
Southern States -- Race relations 2
annual reports 2
photocopies 2
programs (documents) 2
Africa -- Periodicals 1
Africa -- Social life and customs 1
African American banks -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American business enterprises -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American businesspeople -- South Carolina 1
African American businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Photographs 1
African American civil rights workers -- United States 1
African American college students 1
African American fraternal organizations 1
African American fraternal organizations -- 20th century -- Photographs 1
African American fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American high school students -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American midwives -- South Carolina 1
African American photographers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American politicians 1
African American school administrators -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American school principals -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American school principals -- South Carolina -- James Island 1
African American school principals -- South Carolina -- Mount Pleasant 1
African American teachers -- South Carolina -- Mount Pleasant 1
African American teachers -- Training of -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American women -- Social conditions 1
African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs -- Photographs 1
African American women teachers 1
African Americans -- Civil rights 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- United States 1
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- James Island 1
African Americans -- Museums 1
African Americans -- Politics and government 1
African Americans -- Politics and government -- South Carolina 1
African Americans -- Race relations 1
African Americans -- Social conditions 1
African Americans -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- History 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- Social conditions 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Mount Pleasant 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Segregation 1
African Americans -- Suffrage -- South Carolina 1
Archives 1
Avery Tiger 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
Boards of directors 1
Buildings -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Burial records -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations 1
Charleston County (S.C.) 1
Civil rights -- Societies, etc. 1
Civil rights movements -- Southern States 1
College students -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century 1
Daufuskie Island (S.C.) -- Social conditions 1
Day care centers -- South Carolina -- Yonges Island 1
Denmark (S.C.) -- History 1
Education -- South Carolina -- James Island 1
Education -- 19th century 1
Education -- South Carolina -- Edisto Island 1
Education -- South Carolina -- Wadmalaw Island 1
Education, Secondary -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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Names
Avery Normal Institute 9
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 5
Avery Research Center 4
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 4
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 3
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Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 3
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 3
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 3
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 3
Voorhees College 3
Allen University 2
American Missionary Association 2
Amistad Research Center 2
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Blacks United for Action 2
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 2
Carawan, Candie 2
Carawan, Guy 2
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 2
Charleston County School District 2
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 2
DeCosta, Frank A. 2
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 2
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 2
Murray, Albertha J., 1889-1969 2
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 2
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 2
Southern Christian Leadership Conference 2
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 2
Wilson, John T., 1910-1994 2
Young, Andrew, 1932- 2
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 1
Al-Amin, Jamil, 1943- 1
All-African People's Revolutionary Party 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture. Board of Directors 1
Bear, Elizabeth M. 1
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) 1
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 1
Bettis Academy (Aiken County, S.C.) 1
Black Panther Party 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Bonds, J. R. (James Roosevelt), 1904-1992 1
Bonds, Lacy, 1910-1973 1
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1
Brown, Arthur Felder, Jr. 1
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 1
Brown, Millicent E. 1
Brown, Miriam M., 1901-2002 1
Brownlee, Frederick Leslie, 1883-1962 1
Butler, A. T. 1
Callen, Maude E., 1898-1990 1
Carson, Josephine, 1919- 1
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Central Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Chambers, Annette Graves, 1983- 1
Charleston Area Community Relations Committee (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County School District No. 20 (S.C.) 1
Claflin College (Orangeburg, S.C.) 1
Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998 1
Clyburn, James 1
College of Charleston 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
Communist Workers Party (U.S.) 1
Community Action Program (U.S.) 1
Community Organization Credit Union 1
Congress of African Peoples 1
Cut Gap Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Dart Grammar and Primary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
DeCosta family 1
DeCosta, Beautine Hubert, 1913-2008 1
DeCosta, Frank Augustus, Jr., 1935-1999 1
DeCosta-Willis, Miriam 1
Drago, Edmund L. 1
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Duncan, Eugene, 1905-1969 1
Eugene Gadsden Company (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 1
Fields, Alfred B. 1
Fields, Karen E. (Karen Elise), 1945- 1
Fields, Mamie E. Garvin, 1888-1987 1
Florida State University 1
Friendly Moralist Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia for the Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen 1
Gadsden Funeral Home (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Gadsden, Eugene, 1866-1928 1
Gadson family 1
Graves family 1
Graves, Eugene 1
Graves, J. Michael (James Michael), 1915-1996 1
Graves, James R. B., 1883-1969 1
Graves, Pauline 1
Graves, Robert Blackburne 1
Graves, Rose L., 1890-1978 1
Guilford College 1
Hamer, Fannie Lou 1
Hampton Institute 1
Hancock, Cornelia, 1840-1927 1
Harvard University 1
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