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William "Bill" Saunders papers

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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

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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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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
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Baptist Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of Charleston County (S.C.) 1