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Avery photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012

Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church records

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Identifier: AMN 1015
Abstract Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, an African-American church, formed after the Civil War with the withdrawal of African-American members from Trinity United Methodist Church. In 1866, the congregation purchased its current building at 60 Wentworth Street, Charleston, South Carolina.The records in this collection cover the beginning of Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church (1866-1978). The collection is divided into two series: Member Records and Financial Records. Member...
Dates: 1857-1994; Majority of material found within 1866-1969

DeReef Court and Park collection

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Identifier: AMN 1128
Abstract DeReef Court is a former African-American residential housing community in the City of Charleston, South Carolina established in 1854. Named after Joseph and Richard Edward DeReef, free men of color who were successful entrepreneurial brothers. Presently, the residential park known as DeReef Park represents the last green space in the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood.The collection holds ancestral histories, photocopied deeds and census reports regarding the DeReef...
Dates: 1854-2012; Majority of material found within 1990-2012

Reverend John T. Enwright papers

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Identifier: AMN 1087
Abstract Reverend John Thomas Enwright (1904-1975), an African American minister, served the congregation at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Charleston, South Carolina from 1949 to 1974. A public figure as well as a religious leader, Enwright was also heavily involved in Charleston-area community organizations.The collection documents Reverend Enwright's personal life, ministerial work, and civic involvement from the 1930s to 1975. Personal papers document Enwright's...
Dates: 1884-1975

Julia Alston Gourdine papers

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Identifier: AMN 1130
Abstract Julia Waites Alston Gourdine (1923-2009), an African-American elementary school educator who worked in the Charleston County School District for thirty-five years. Alston Gourdine was also an integral Senior Trustee Board member of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. She married Robert H. Gourdine, Jr. in 1944, and they had one son, Robert H. Gourdine, III.The collection contains documents and photographs relating to Gourdine's...
Dates: 1880-2002; Majority of material found within 1950-1996

Lecque family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1115
Abstract The Lecque family of Liberty Hill, South Carolina, was an African American family consisting largely of farmers and brickmasons. The family was one of the founding families of the Liberty Hill community (in North Charleston), which was established by Freedmen circa 1864-1867 along the railroad tracks to Mixon Avenue and along Montague Avenue. In 1871, William Lecque along with three other African American men (Ismael Grant, Aaron Middleton, and Plenty Lecque) established the oldest church in...
Dates: 1941-1990, 1997

Mt. Zion AME Church records

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Identifier: AMN 1026
Abstract Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1882 in Charleston, South Carolina after the church divided from Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, due to its inability to accommodate all its members. The new congregation, led by Norman B. Sterrett, purchased the Zion Presbyterian Church building on Glebe Street. The collection consist of two separate series, each in chronological order. The first series of member and financial records contains information regarding members of the...
Dates: 1884-1949

Benjamin James Whipper, Sr., papers

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Identifier: AMN 1147
Abstract Benjamin James Whipper, Sr., (1912-1998), a minister, religious leader, educator, and civic activist. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Reverend Whipper pastored two churches, Charity Baptist (1949), and Saint Matthew Baptist (1940). Whipper was the Moderator of the Charleston County Baptist Association; the treasurer with the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina; and the Assistant Secretary on the Executive Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA,...
Dates: approximately 1865-2008, undated

Lucille Simmons Whipper papers

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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

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Avery Normal Institute 3
Avery Research Center 2
Benedict College 2
Whipper, Benjamin James, 1912-1998 2
Whipper, Lucille, 1928-2021 2
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African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 1
Baptist Education Center Foundation (North Charleston, S.C.) 1
Baptist Educational & Missionary Convention of South Carolina 1
Baptist Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of Charleston County (S.C.) 1
Beecher Congregational Church (New Orleans, La.) 1
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments 1
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charity Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County Baptist Association (S.C.) 1
Charleston County Legislative Delegation 1
Charleston County School District 1
Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
Community Organization Federal Credit Union. 1
Concerned Clergy Committee (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Cupp, Ruth Williams, 1928- 1
DeReef family 1
DeReef, Joseph, 1802-1876 1
DeReef, Richard Edward, 1798-1876 1
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Enwright, John T., 1904-1975 1
Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (Charleston, S.C.) 1
General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Graves, J. Michael (James Michael), 1915-1996 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jenkins Orphanage Institute (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Lecque family 1
Miller, Mary S. 1
Morris College (Sumter, S.C.) 1
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 1
National Baptist Convention of the United States of America 1
Order of the Eastern Star. Grand Chapter of South Carolina 1
Orphan Aid Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Plymouth Congregational Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Political Action Committee of Charleston County (Charleston County, S.C.). 1
Pugh family 1
St. Matthew Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Trinity United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
United Church Board for Homeland Ministries 1
United Church of Christ 1
United Missionary Chapel (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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