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Isaiah Bennett papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1056
Abstract Isaiah Bennett (1926-2002) served as a union representative for tobacco workers at the American Tobacco Company's Cigar Factory and as a leader and negotiator of the Charleston Hospital Workers' Strike of 1969. Bennett also founded and was president of the Charleston chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, an umbrella organization for black trade unions.This collection contains five small series that pertain to the life and career of Isaiah Bennett. 1.)...
Dates: 1932-2002

Septima P. Clark papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1000
Abstract Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987) was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Peter Porcher Poinsette and Victoria Anderson. Clark attended small private schools and Avery Institute, getting a teacher's certificate in 1916. She married Nerie Clark (1889-1925) of North Carolina, a navy cook in 1920; they had one surviving child Nerie Clark, Jr. (born 1925). Clark received her BA from Benedict College in 1942 and an MA from Hampton Institute in 1946. She taught in various schools throughout...
Dates: approximately 1910-1990

Steve Estes papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1055
Abstract

The collection consists of primary and secondary sources used by Steve Estes to write his master’s thesis drawing comparison from the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike of 1968 and Charleston Hospital workers’ strike of 1969. Estes interviewed people who were closely associated with these movements and also consists of an analysis of newspaper clippings that capture these movements.

Dates: 1967-1996

Esau Jenkins papers, 1963-2003

 Collection
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

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

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Tobacco Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1945 1
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Names
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 2
Bennett, Isaiah, 1926-2002 2
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 2
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 2
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King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 2
Southern Christian Leadership Conference 2
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 2
Young, Andrew, 1932- 2
A. Philip Randolph Institute 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
American Tobacco Company 1
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Blacks United for Action 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Carawan, Candie 1
Carawan, Guy 1
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 1
Carson, Josephine, 1919- 1
Carter, Rosalynn 1
Charleston Area Community Relations Committee (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County School District 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 1
Community Organization Credit Union 1
Cottonreader, R. B. 1
Estes, Steve, 1972- 1
Fink, Leon, 1948- 1
Frazier, Herb, 1950- 1
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 1
Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956 1
International Longshoremen's Association 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Jefferson, Jessie 1
Jenkins family 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Medical University of South Carolina 1
Moultrie, Mary, 1943-2015 1
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 1
Penn Community Services 1
Political Action Committee of Charleston County (Charleston County, S.C.) 1
Progressive Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Retail Drug Store Employees Union, Local 1199B (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Local 15-A (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Riley, Richard W. (Richard Wilson) 1
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 1
Saunders, William, 1935- 1
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 1
United States Commission on Civil Rights. South Carolina Advisory Committee 1
United Way of America 1
Voorhees College 1
Waring, Elizabeth 1
Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968 1
White, Naomi, 1925- 1
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