Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 3 of 3

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

William "Bill" Saunders papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1100
Abstract William (Bill) Saunders, was an organizer and lead negotiator of the Charleston Hospital Stike of 1969. In 1970, Saunders established the Committee on Better Racial Assurance (COBRA) to address race-related community problems and provide assistance to community members in need. He also operated the AM radio station WPAL from 1972-1998. This collection includes materials relating to the personal and professional life of Saunders. A very small portion of the papers contains...
Dates: approximately 1950-2004

Lucille Simmons Whipper papers

 Collection
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

Filtered By

  • Subject: African Americans -- South Carolina X
  • Subject: African Americans -- South Carolina X
  • Subject: Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations X

Filter Results

Additional filters:

Subject
African American youth 2
African Americans -- South Carolina 2
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations 2
Adolescence 1
Affirmative Action programs 1
∨ more
African American History Month 1
African American churches 1
African American civic leaders -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American men 1
African American political activists -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American radio stations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American universities and colleges 1
African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs -- History 1
African Americans -- Civil rights 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- Periodicals 1
African Americans -- Politics and government 1
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- Societies, etc. -- History 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Religion 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- Social life and customs 1
Associations, institutions, etc. -- African American membership 1
Boards of directors 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- History 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- 20th century 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 1
Charleston County (S.C.) 1
Charleston County (S.C.) -- Race relations 1
Child care 1
Children 1
Church music 1
Churches 1
Civic leaders -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Community health services -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Community health services -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) 1
Discrimination in education -- South Carolina 1
Discrimination in employment -- United States 1
Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 1
Johns Island (S.C. : Island) -- History -- 20th century 1
Nonprofit organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 1
Nonprofit organizations -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- 20th century 1
Sea Islands -- Social conditions 1
Social action -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 20th century 1
audiotapes 1
awards 1
booklets 1
brochures 1
bylaws (administrative records) 1
certificates 1
∧ less
 
Names
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 1
Avery Normal Institute 1
Avery Research Center 1
Baptist Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of Charleston County (S.C.) 1