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"Charleston Hospital Workers' Strike" rough draft (photocopy)

Identifier: Mss 0034-102
Collection Overview The paper is a typed rough draft with hand written corrections. It describes the Hospital workers' strike at the Medical College of South Carolina in 1969. The author is not identified, but a handwritten note reveals that the document was written in 1982. The paper discusses the role played by Mary Moultrie, the leader of the strike, and William McCord, the college president, in the strike. The strike was a protest by African-American, predominantly female, hospital workers for better...
Dates: 1982

Septima P. Clark papers

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

Dr. Dewey M. Duckett, Sr. papers

Identifier: AMN 1040
Collection Overview The collection contains three series. The first series consists of correspondence mainly regarding civil rights. The second series contains writings, speeches, and lectures related to Duckett's position as a doctor, civil rights activist, and member of the Council on Human Relatoins. The third series addresses duckett's affiliations such as the Palmetto Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association, the S.C. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Practical Nursing Program. It also includes...
Dates: 1949-1989; Majority of material found within 1952-1964

Cambridge Jenkins collection

Identifier: 30031
Abstract Cambridge Jenkins, Jr., joined the Charleston Police Department in 1950, becoming one of the first African American policemen in the Department. With a promotion in 1955 he became the first African- American detective on that force. He joined the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) in 1961. Detective Jenkins later returned to the Charleston Police Department until 1963. He was appointed as the first minority United State Deputy Marshall for the Southeastern District of South Carolina. He...
Dates: 1926 - 1994

Esau Jenkins papers, 1963-2003

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

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Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 2
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