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Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987) and Bernice Robinson (1914-1994) papers

Repository: Avery Research Center

Collection Description (Extant): A graduate of the Avery Normal Institute, Septima Poinsette Clark began her teaching career on rural John's Island, SC in 1916. Often called the grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina, Mrs. Clark helped to organize a Charleston branch of the NAACP in the 1920s, joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in the 1960s, organized "citizenship schools" to help illiterate African Americans overcome one of the legal barriers to voting, and was active in the YWCA, and The Charleston Public Health Department.

Contains correspondence and clippings that pertain to Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Clark's work with the Highlander Folk School and SCLC. Also includes transcripts of interviews done with Mrs. Robinson (1) and Mrs. Clark (6).
Also listed as Clark, Septima Poinsette (1914-1994) and Bernice Robinson (1898-1987).

Collection URL: http://avery.cofc.edu/collections.htm#C External Link

Date(s): 1965-1981

Digital Status: Unknown

Extent: 2 boxes 0.5 lf

Language: English

Interviewees: Septima Poinsette Clark, Bernice Robinson

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American educators
African American women civil rights workers
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Genres:

Interviews
Transcripts

 

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