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Septima P. Clark papers

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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

Mamie E. Garvin Fields papers

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Identifier: AMN 1023
Abstract Mamie Elizabeth Garvin Fields (1888-1987) was an African-American educator, civic and religious activist born in Charleston, South Carolina. Fields was an influential leader in the South Carolina African-American women's club movement. A culmination of Fields' life is detailed in her memoir, Lemon Swamp and Other Places, co-written with her granddaughter, Karen Fields.The majority of the collection details Fields' involvement with the National...
Dates: 1894-1987; Majority of material found within 1945-1985

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

Ethelyn Murray Parker papers

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Identifier: AMN 1029
Abstract Ethelyn Murray was born in 1895 to Georgie Westcott and Robert J. Murray, in Charleston, S.C. Murray attended the Simonton School and the Avery Normal Institute, graduating in 1914. Murray worked at Voorhees for nine years and in 1936, she moved back to Charleston. She married Sebastian L. Parker in 1939. In the 1940s, Parker took a writing correspondence course and upon completion, she began a column for The Lighthouse and Informer, an African American...
Dates: 1899-1992; Majority of material found within 1920-1980

Esther Kaplan Pivnick collection

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Identifier: AMN 1138
Abstract Esther Kaplan Pivnick (1913-2001), a former patternmaker from New York, retired on Johns Island, South Carolina in the mid-1970s. Along with historian Elizabeth "Betty" Stringfellow, she embarked on an ambitious project to write an inclusive history of Johns Island, (the largest Sea Island in South Carolina, approximately thirty miles south of Charleston), and incorporating the adjoining islands of Edisto, Wadmalaw, Kiawah and Seabrook. Their goal was to write a "peoples'...
Dates: 1663-2000, undated; Majority of material found within 1863-1999

Bernice Robinson papers

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Identifier: AMN 1018
Abstract Bernice Violanthe Robinson (1914-1994) was born in Charleston, South Carolina to James C. and Martha Elizabeth Robinson. She was a cosmetologist, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Secretary and Chairperson of Membership, Highlander's first Citizenship School teacher for adult education on John's Island, South Carolina. She held political education and voter registration workshops in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and other southern states for the...
Dates: 1920-1989; Majority of material found within 1950-1989

Judge J. Waties and Elizabeth Waring papers

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Identifier: AMN 1033
Abstract Julius Waties Waring (1880-1968), a Charleston native and attorney became a Federal Judge in 1942. At the time of his divorce and remarriage in 1945 to Elizabeth A. Hoffman (1895-1966), he began to hand down more liberal decisions, such as equalizing the pay of black and white teachers and outlawing South Carolina's white-only Democratic Primary. He soon ruled that separate but equal was per se inequality. Because he and his wife socialized with African Americans and held...
Dates: approximately 1947-1964

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Names
Carawan, Guy 3
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 3
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 3
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 3
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 3
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Southern Christian Leadership Conference 3
Allen University 2
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 2
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Carawan, Candie 2
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 2
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 2
Waring, Elizabeth 2
Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968 2
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 2
Young, Andrew, 1932- 2
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 1
African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Andell, Charles John, 1837-1876 1
Andell, William, 1845-1932 1
Avery Normal Institute 1
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 1
Blacks United for Action 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Briggs, Harry, -1986 1
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 1
Camp Saint Christopher (Seabrook Island, S.C.) 1
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 1
Carson, Josephine, 1919- 1
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County School District 1
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Clyburn, James 1
Coards Studio 1
Community Action Program (U.S.) 1
Cornwell, Ruby Pendergrass, 1902-2003 1
Elliott, R. W. 1
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 1
Fields, Alfred B. 1
Fields, Karen E. (Karen Elise), 1945- 1
Fields, Mamie E. Garvin, 1888-1987 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Hamer, Fannie Lou 1
Hebron Presbyterian Church (Johns Island, S.C.) 1
Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.) 1
Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956 1
IDEAS (Firm : Washington, D.C.) 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 1
Lewis, John, 1940-2020 1
Marion Birnie Wilkinson Home for Girls (Cayce, S.C.) 1
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 1
Methodist Church (U.S.). South Carolina Conference 1
Mitchell, Julian A. (Julian Augustus), 1836-1907 1
Morawetz, Victor, 1859-1938 1
Murray, Albertha J., 1889-1969 1
Order of the Eastern Star. Grand Chapter of South Carolina 1
Palfi, Marion, 1907-1978 1
Parker, Ethelyn Murray 1
Penn Community Services 1
Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association 1
Pivnick, Esther Kaplan, 1913-2001 1
Ravenel, Charles Dufort, 1938- 1
Schaffer, Ferdinand, 1831-1913 1
Seabrook Island Natural History Group (S.C.) 1
Seabrook, William, Sr., 1773-1836 1
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority 1
South Carolina Commission for Farm Workers 1
Southern Regional Council 1
St. John's Parish (S.C.) 1
Stringfellow, Elizabeth Hamilton, 1920- 1
United Methodist Church (U.S.) 1
United Methodist Women (U.S.). South Carolina Conference 1
United States Commission on Civil Rights. South Carolina Advisory Committee 1
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands 1
University of South Carolina. School of Law 1
Volunteers in Service to America 1
Voorhees College 1
Washington, John Henry, Reverend 1
Wilkinson, Marion Birnie, 1873-1956 1
Wrighten, John H. 1
Yonges Island Day Care Center (S.C.) 1
Young Women's Christian Associations. Charleston, S.C 1
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