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Isaiah Bennett papers

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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

J. Arthur Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1074
Abstract J. Arthur Brown was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1914. After graduating from the Avery Institute in 1932, he continued his education at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, SC, graduating in 1937. While at SCSC, Brown met his future wife MaeDe Esperanza Myers (1918-2012), marrying in 1940. The couple had three daughters: MaeDe Joenelle Gordon, Minerva King, and Dr. Millicent Brown; and one son, Myles Gregory Brown. Mr. Brown moved back to Charleston where he became a...
Dates: 1937-1989; Majority of material found within 1950-1988

Millicent E. Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1003
Abstract Millicent Ellison Brown (b. 1948) is an educator and civil rights activist. Born in Charleston to MaeDe and J. Arthur Brown, local and state president of NAACP (1955-1965), Brown, in 1963, replaced her older sister Minerva as the primary plaintiff in a NAACP-sponsored lawsuit (Millicent Brown vs. Charleston County School District #20).The collection consists of personal and professional documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Millicent Brown's experience...
Dates: 1949-2003

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

Armand Derfner legal papers

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Identifier: AMN 1049
Abstract Armand Derfner, b. 1938, has been a litigator in private practice in Charleston, S.C. since 1974. He has litigated civil rights cases since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 went into effect in August 1968, when Derfner represented voters in Greenwood, Mississippi. He has gained national renown as a civil rights attorney, having won five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Armand Derfner Legal Papers document his work since establishing his practice in Charleston in 1974. The papers are...
Dates: 1973-1995

Steve Estes papers

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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

Cambridge Jenkins collection

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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

John C. Ruoff papers

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Identifier: AMN 1027
Abstract John Carl Ruoff (born 1948) received a Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976, specializing in social and cultural history of the 19th century American South. Starting in 1987, he has worked as Executive and then Research Director for South Carolina Fair Share, a civil rights advocacy group, providing statistical and demographic technical assistance and support to community groups. He has also provided policy analysis and advocacy on consumer, utility,...
Dates: 1972-2002

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

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Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 2
Bennett, Isaiah, 1926-2002 2
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Brown, Millicent E. 2
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 2
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International Longshoremen's Association 2
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Southern Christian Leadership Conference 2
Voorhees College 2
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 2
Young, Andrew, 1932- 2
A. Philip Randolph Institute 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
American Civil Liberties Union 1
American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina 1
American Tobacco Company 1
Avery Normal Institute 1
Avery Research Center 1
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) 1
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Blacks United for Action 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Brown family 1
Carawan, Candie 1
Carawan, Guy 1
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 1
Carson, Josephine, 1919- 1
Carter, Rosalynn 1
Charleston County (S.C.). Police Department 1
Charleston County School District 1
Charleston County School District No. 20 (S.C.) 1
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
Cottonreader, R. B. 1
Derfner, Armand 1
Estes, Steve, 1972- 1
Fink, Leon, 1948- 1
Florida State University 1
Frazier, Herb, 1950- 1
Guilford College 1
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 1
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 1
Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956 1
Howard University 1
International Longshoremen's Association. Local 1422 (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Jefferson, Jessie 1
Jenkins, Cambridge, Jr. 1
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Medical University of South Carolina 1
Moultrie, Mary, 1943-2015 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 1
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 1
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 1
Penn Community Services 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
Rivers High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 1
Ruoff, John Carl, 1948- 1
Saunders, William, 1935- 1
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company 1
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. Transit Department 1
South Carolina Fair Share 1
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 1
South Carolina State University 1
United States (Title of work: Voting Rights Act of 1965.) 1
United States Commission on Civil Rights. South Carolina Advisory Committee 1
United Way of America 1
Waring, Elizabeth 1
Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968 1
White, Naomi, 1925- 1
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