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African Americans -- Civil rights

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Charleston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records

Identifier: AMN 1117
Abstract The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was started on February 12, 1909, partly in response to the prevalence of lynching of African-Americans in America and the 1908 race riot that occurred in Springfield, Illinois. The Charleston Branch of the NAACP was founded in February 1917 by Edwin Harleston. The branch was established to advocate for the rights of African-Americans in South Carolina and Charleston. The Charleston NAACP serves as a space for...
Dates: 1920-1995, undated; Majority of material found within 1973-1994

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

College of Charleston vertical file on "The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"

Identifier: Mss 0034-121
Collection Overview The collection consists of materials gathered by the staff of the Robert Scott Small Library at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. It includes 6 pamphlets covering NAACP membership, organizational information, and current programs in various regions of the United States. The file also includes 2 reports. One report covers the 62nd Annual Convention and Resolutions of the NAACP from July 4-July 9, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (7 pages). The second report is the NAACP Legal Defense...
Dates: 1970s, 1980s

Ruby Pendergrass Cornwell papers

Identifier: AMN 1039
Abstract Ruby P. Cornwell, a native of Foreston, SC, earned a B.A. from Talladega in 1925 and taught English for many years. In Charleston she was active in Plymouth Congregational Church and served on the boards of several organizations, including the Charleston Branch of the NAACP. Through her work with the NAACP she developed close ties to U.S. District Judge Julius Waites Waring and his wife, Elizabeth. Judge Waring presided over several noted civil rights cases-ruling for integration and equal...
Dates: 1944-2003; 1944-1974; Majority of material found within 1950-1969

Reverend John T. Enwright papers

Identifier: AMN 1087
Abstract Reverend John Thomas Enwright (1904-1975), an African American minister, served the congregation at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Charleston, South Carolina from 1949 to 1974. A public figure as well as a religious leader, Enwright was also heavily involved in Charleston-area community organizations.The collection documents Reverend Enwright's personal life, ministerial work, and civic involvement from the 1930s to 1975. Personal papers document Enwright's...
Dates: 1884-1975

Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963

Dates: Existence: 1925-07-02 - 1963-06-12

Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993

Dates: Existence: 1908-07-02 - 1993-01-24

Speeches: African American Political Issues , 1988, and undated

 File — Box 2, Folder: 4
Identifier: Subseries 1.4
Scope and Contents

Holds "Saving the Black and the Male Child;" and Influencing Decision Making in the Eighties: The Crisis in Black Leadership," with several untitled typed drafts. Includes an handwritten speech introducing Congressman James Clyburn, (undated).

Dates: 1988, and undated

Speeches: Politics, Civil Rights and Economic Issues , 1989-1990, and undated

 File — Box 2, Folder: 3
Identifier: Subseries 1.4
Scope and Contents

Contains handwritten and typed speeches, many with untitled drafts. Includes "Dreams and Visions: Necessary Traits of an Effective Leader;" "Strengthening Institutions for Survival in the 21st Century;" and "Lord, I'm Climbing High to Mountains Tryin' to Get Home."

Dates: 1989-1990, and undated