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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

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

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

Albertha Murray papers

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Identifier: AMN 1020
Abstract Albertha Johnston Murray (1889-1969) was an African American educator born in Charleston, South Carolina to William Henry and Mary Ellen Virgin Johnston. Murray retired from the teaching profession in 1959, and remained active in numerous educational, social, and humanitarian organizations. Murray-LaSaine Elementary School was named in her honor along with Mary Alice LaSaine. She married Richard Gailliard Murray and had one daughter, Hazel Albertha Murray Stewart. The collection consist of...
Dates: 1909-1970

Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. papers

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Identifier: AMN 1017
Abstract Cleveland Sellers, Jr. (born 1944), an African American from Denmark, South Carolina, was a participant and leader of a variety of student, civil rights, leftist, and Pan African movements in the 1960s and 1970s. Sellers alone was indicted and convicted for inciting a riot during the Orangeburg Massacre, in which three students of South Carolina State University died and many others were wounded; Sellers was later pardoned.The majority of the collection details Cleveland L....
Dates: 1934-2003

South Carolina Rosenwald Schools

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Identifier: AMN 1152
Abstract The Rosenwald Schools Initiative was founded by Tuskegee Institute founder, Booker T. Washington and Sears and Roebuck Co. president, Julius Rosenwald in 1912. Washington saw the need to build schools for African Americans, particularly in rural areas across the South and Rosenwald was looking for a charitable opportunity to support and expressed interest in the plight of the Black community. Although Washington passed away in late 1915, the Rosenwald Fund went on to support the creation of...
Dates: 1912-2005; undated

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Avery Tiger 1
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Names
Avery Normal Institute 8
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 3
American Missionary Association 2
Amistad Research Center 2
Avery Research Center 2
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Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 2
DeCosta, Frank A. 2
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 2
Murray, Albertha J., 1889-1969 2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 2
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 2
Wilson, John T., 1910-1994 2
Al-Amin, Jamil, 1943- 1
All-African People's Revolutionary Party 1
Allen University 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
Blacks United for Action 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
Callen, Maude E., 1898-1990 1
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 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 1
Charleston County School District No. 20 (S.C.) 1
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Claflin College (Orangeburg, S.C.) 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998 1
College of Charleston 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
Communist Workers Party (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
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
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
Hampton Institute 1
Hancock, Cornelia, 1840-1927 1
Harvard University 1
Hoursey, Alphonso H., 1900-1977 1
Howard University 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Jenkins family 1
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
LaSaine, Mary Alice, 1886-1957 1
Laing Elementary School (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) 1
Laing High School (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) 1
Laing Normal and Industrial School (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) 1
Laing School (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) 1
Links, Inc. Charleston Chapter 1
Malcolm X Liberation University 1
Marion Birnie Wilkinson Home for Girls (Cayce, S.C.) 1
McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Morris, Jeanne 1
Morton, Ruth, 1900-1989 1
Murray-LaSaine Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
National Black United Front 1
Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972 1
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 1
Oakes, Ziba B., 1806-1871 1
Penn Center Historic District (Saint Helena Island, S.C.) 1
Political Action Committee of Charleston County (Charleston County, S.C.) 1
Potts, John F. 1
Progressive Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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