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Craft and Crum families papers

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Identifier: AMN 1102
Abstract William Craft (1824-1900) and Ellen Smith Craft (1826-1891) were slaves who met and married on a plantation in Macon, Georgia. Unwilling to raise children in slavery, in December 1848 they devised a plan to escape to Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Ellen dressed as an invalid male, her arm in a sling to avoid writing (neither William nor Ellen could read or write) and face in bandages to obscure her feminine voice and lack of facial hair. William accompanied her as a servant. They arrived in...
Dates: 1780-2007

Frank Augustus DeCosta papers

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Identifier: AMN 1106
Abstract Frank Augustus DeCosta (1910-1972) was an African-American educator, administrator and scholar born in Charleston, South Carolina. In a career that spanned four decades, DeCosta served as a teacher and principal of two high schools, supervisor and chairman of an education department, director of instruction and of student teaching, foreign service statistical officer, and organizing dean of two graduate schools.The collection includes correspondence, research notes, essays,...
Dates: 1847-2000; Majority of material found within 1940-1972

H. A. DeCosta, Jr. papers

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Identifier: AMN 1084
Abstract Herbert A. DeCosta, Jr. (1923-2008) was a renowned African American architect and contractor based in Charleston, South Carolina. While he served as president of the H. A. DeCosta Company, the company worked on the construction and renovations of numerous churches, apartment complexes, schools, and residences, including some of the most architecturally significant houses in Charleston. The DeCosta Company also did much of the renovation and preservation work for Historic Charleston...
Dates: 1854-2009

Entre Nous Bridge Club papers

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Identifier: AMN 1025
Abstract The Entre Nous Bridge Club was founded May 27, 1924 in Charleston, South Carolina by sixteen women to play a card game known as Five Hundred. The group, with membership limited to sixteen, met monthly in members' homes. The club rotated officers yearly and hosted annual celebrations and special parties for their 40th, 50th, 60th, and 70th anniversaries. The club continues to this day (2006).The Entre Nous Bridge Club Papers (1924-1994) consist of minute books; official and financial records;...
Dates: 1924-1994

Miriam DeCosta Seabrook and Herbert U. Seabrook papers

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Identifier: AMN 1094
Abstract

Miriam DeCosta Seabrook (1896-1992) was an African-American educator born in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1923, she married Dr. Herbert U. Seabrook (1884-1941), an African American physician who practiced medicine in Charleston. They had one son, Herbert U. Seabrook, Jr., who also became a physician.



Dates: 1882-1995

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