African American politicians
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AMN 1050
Abstract Tobias Gadson was born in Walterboro, South Carolina and grew up in Charleston as the youngest of thirteen children. In 1947, he graduated from Immaculate Conception School and married Zelia Washington. They had two sons, Tobias, Jr. and Arnold. A veteran, Mr. Gadson studied Industrial Arts at Voorhees College. Later, he studied at the Buchanan Barber College in Chicago, and opened his own barber shop on Spring Street, Charleston in 1957. In 1980, he successfully ran for South Carolina State...
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