Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AMN 1113
Abstract James E. Campbell (born 1925), an African-American educator and civil rights activist, worked as a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland; New York, New York; and Tanzania. He later became an administrator with the New York City public school system. Campbell also served as contributing editor for the journal Freedomways. Relocating after retirement, he became a community activist in Charleston, South Carolina and continued his involvement with educational...
Identifier: AMN 1123
Abstract Virginia Mixson Geraty (1915-2004) was born in Summerville, South Carolina to Edward Miles Mixson and his wife Ethel Sarah Ray Mixson. Geraty attended Immaculate Catholic School at Hendersonville, North Carolina, where her family lived during part of her childhood. After the passing of her younger brother and father, Geraty and her family moved to Yonges Island, South Carolina. It was there on the island that Geraty became interested in Gullah, when she heard it being spoken by a family...
Dates: 1915-2007; Majority of material found within 1978-2004
Identifier: AMN 1036
Abstract John Foster Potts, Sr. (1908-1998), African American educator and author, was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Leila Snead and John Moultrie Potts. Potts worked as a teacher and principal in numerous schools including Avery Institute, where he served until it closed in 1954. Potts married Muriel Logan and had five children.The collection includes material relating to Potts' personal and professional life. His biographical papers include an unpublished autobiography, as well as...
Identifier: AMN 1118
Abstract Lois A. Simms was born in Charleston, S.C. She was the 1937 class valedictorian at the Avery Normal Institute. Simms continued her education at Barber Scotia Junior College and later received a B.A. in English and Social Studies at Johnson C. Smith University in 1941. She completed her Master of Arts in Education at Howard University in 1954 and did postgraduate work at Syracuse University and The Citadel. Simms has taught at various schools in the Charleston, SC area including the Avery...
Dates: 1920-2003, undated
Identifier: AMN 1129
Abstract The former Wilmot J. Fraser Elementary School was located at 63 Columbus Street, on the downtown peninsula of Charleston, South Carolina. The predominately African-American public school was opened in 1957. As a part of the Charleston School District 20's redesign plan, Fraser Elementary closed at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 school year. Initially know as the Columbus Street School, the institution was renamed for Wilmot Jefferson Fraser (1905-1979), an African-American educator and...
Dates: 1987-1994; Majority of material found within 1990-1993