Inventory of the Charleston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Papers, 1920-1995 (bulk 1973-1994), and undated

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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 African-Americans to make complaints against discriminatory practices; and to challenge social and economic inequalities. In addition, they spearheaded voter registration and education campaigns.
The Charleston Branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) collection contains branch and committee correspondence, financial records, materials relating to events and programs sponsored by the Association, subject files, photographs, and miscellaneous material. Additionally, there are discrimination complaints from individuals against various stores and institutions in Charleston. The collection is arranged into six series. Administrative records includes the NAACP Constitution, local and regional meeting minutes and agendas, branch correspondence from the National and South Carolina offices, branch election material, and executive board rosters. The subseries is comprised of Charleston NAACP Branch committees listed in alphabetical order. Programs and Events records reflect the various activities sponsored by the branch. Publications in the collection include the branch newsletters, advertising flyers, and other outreach material. Subject Files cover topics such as the Charleston Police Department, the confederate flag issue, and voter education. The photographs in the collection depict Charleston NAACP branch activities and miscellaneous records reflect activities of branch members and promotional advertisements.
Title: Charleston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Papers, 1920-1995 (bulk 1973-1994), and undated
Creator: Charleston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Repository: Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Call Number: AMN 1117
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 7 linear feet
(17 archival boxes)

Historical Note

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 African-Americans that were founding members included W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and Mary Church Terrell. The Association has been involved in pivotal moments in civil rights history in America.

The Association has organized into regions and branches to serve the needs of local communities. South Carolina is located in region five. In 1939, Charleston, Cheraw, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, and Sumter branches combined to form the South Carolina Conference of Branches.

The Charleston Branch of the NAACP was created in February 1917, and one of the founders and the first president was artist Edwin Harleston. Harleston knew W.E.B. DuBois from attending Atlanta University and saw himself as one of the "Talented Tenth." Approximately, twenty-nine African-Americans participated in the founding of the branch; most were Harleston's family members, but they were able to recruit other members in large part to DuBois' 1917 appearance in Charleston. In 1919, Harleston and the NAACP successfully led a petition campaign to allow African-American teachers to teach on the Charleston peninsula. Other issues that were of importance included getting African American women jobs at Charleston's Navy Yard and the 1919 riot of Caucasian sailors and residents who attacked African-American businesses.

In 1956, educator Septima Poinsette Clark served as Vice-President of the Charleston NAACP Branch and due to her participation she lost her job as a teacher. This was a consequence of the 1956 South Carolina general and permanent law that stated that no National Association for the Advancement of Colored People member can be employed by the state. Clark was one of many who were persecuted due to their participation in the Association.

Some of the issues that the Charleston branch was heavily involved with in the 1980s and 1990s was the representation of African-Americans in Congress and on Charleston's school board; the confederate flag in South Carolina and Georgia, and racism in secondary schools and institutions of higher learning.

The branch has continued to advocate for the rights of African Americans in Charleston and South Carolina. Today as well as in the 1980s and 1990s the NAACP served as a space for African-Americans to make complaints against discriminatory practices that they saw or happened to them. Some issues that the branch tackles include school and economic inequalities, school and employment discrimination, media misrepresentation of African-Americans, and police brutality. In addition, they spearheaded voter registration and education campaigns; encourage the celebration of African-American history and culture by everyone, but specifically youth populations; and highlight the contributions of African-Americans on a local and national level.

Other South Carolina branches that were created, but have since been closed include those in North Charleston, East Cooper, and Edisto, thus Charleston is the surviving branch to serve the local community.

As of 2012, the Charleston NAACP Branch president is Dorothy "Dot" Scott and the vice president is Joseph Darby.


Bibliography

Sources consulted by Aaisha Haykal

Ball, Edward. The Sweet Hell Inside: A Family History. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

Hamer, Fritz P. Charleston Reborn: A Southern City, Its Navy Yard and World War II. Charleston (SC): HistoryPress, 2005.

Potts-Campbell, Leila. Edwin Augustus Harleston: Artist and Activist in a Changing Era. Charleston (S.C): Avery Research Center, 2006.

Collection Overview

The Charleston Branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) collection contains branch and committee correspondence, financial records, materials relating to the events and programs sponsored by the Association, subject files, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

The collection is arranged into six series.

1. Administrative records include the NAACP Constitution, local and regional meeting minutes and agendas, branch correspondence from the National and South Carolina offices, branch election material and executive board rosters, and records from the City Council of Charleston. In addition, there is a subseries arranged in alphabetical order of the Charleston Branch of the NAACP committees, which include Economic/Economic Development and Fair Share, Education, Financial, Housing, Labor and Industry, Legal, Membership, Political Action, Telecommunications, Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committee, and Youth.

2. Programs and Events records reflect the efforts of the NAACP branch to educate and inform individuals about African-American history and culture, such as through the Rediscovering Identity Culture and Heritage (RICH) Program and the NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympiads (ACT-SO) Program. The Freedom Fund Drive and Gala is one of the biggest fundraising programs that the branch does and the collection contains records from the 67th to the 78th Freedom Fund (1983-1994). Materials relating to the NAACP National Annual Convention and the South Carolina Annual Convention can also be found within this series.

3. Publications in the collection include the branch newsletters, advertising flyers, branch and national, press releases, copies of The Crisis, newspaper clippings, and brochures from the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and from related outside organizations.

4. Subject Files cover topics such as the Charleston Police Department, the confederate flag issue, voter education and voter registration campaigns, misrepresentation of African Americans and the branch in the media, and materials relating to the NAACP involvement regarding anti-South African Apartheid.

5. Photographs are of the 1992 Charleston Branch of the NAACP Congressional Forum, the NAACP Spring Golf tournament, buildings in Charleston relating to where one would go for help with economic or legal problems (i.e. Charleston City Hall, Charleston County Judicial Building Economic, the Citadel, and the South Carolina Employment Security Commission office), and of Haig Point Plantation on Daufuskie Island.

6. Miscellaneous contains records relating to Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; former Charleston NAACP president Dwight James' Trident Tech computer classes, and promotional material.

Collection Arrangement

1. Administrative, 1977-1994, and undated

1.1 Committees, 1977-1995, and undated

2. Programs and Events, 1975-1995 and undated

3. Publications, 1973-1994, and undated

4. Subject Files, 1920, 1960-1994, and undated

5. Photographs, 1992 and undated

6. Miscellaneous, 1987-1994, and undated



Subject Headings

  • African Americans--South Carolina.
  • African Americans--Civil rights.
  • African Americans--Civil rights--South Carolina.
  • African American youth.
  • African Americans--Political activity.
  • Charleston County (S.C.)--Race relations.
  • Charleston (S.C.)--Race relations.
  • Discrimination in education--South Carolina.
  • Discrimination in employment--United States.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.).
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Freedom Fund Program.


Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Administrative, 1977-1994, and undated.

Includes records that document the administrative functions of the Charleston Branch of the NAACP. Items include the NAACP Constitution, local and regional meeting minutes and agendas, branch correspondence from the National and South Carolina offices, branch election material and executive board rosters, and records from the City Council of Charleston.
Box 1   Folder 1
NAACP Constitution and Rules, 1988-1994, and undated
Box 1   Folder 2
Lease Agreement, 1991
Box 1   Folder 3
Materials relating to office refurbishment and repair at 116 Spring St, Charleston, SC, 1989-1991
Box 1   Folder 4
Meeting minutes, agendas, and meeting reminders, 1982-1988
Box 1   Folder 5
Meeting minutes, agendas, and meeting reminders, 1989
Box 1   Folder 6
Meeting minutes, agendas, and meeting reminders, 1990-1994, and undated
Box 1   Folder 7
South Carolina State Legislative Meeting notes, 1988-1990
Box 2   Folder 8
National Branch NAACP Correspondence, 1980-1991, 1994, and undated
Box 2   Folder 9
NAACP Charleston Branch Correspondence, 1977-02/1991
Box 2   Folder 10
NAACP Charleston Branch Correspondence, 04/1991-1994
Box 2   Folder 11
General Correspondence, 1982-1994
Box 2   Folder 12
Blank letterheads and forms
Box 2   Folder 13
Other NAACP Branch Correspondence, 1982-1993, and undated

In alphabetical order by branch name

Box 2   Folder 14
Correspondence from South Carolina Conference of Branches, 1982-1993, and undated
Box 2   Folder 15
SC Branches Annual Report, 1990 and 1993
Box 3   Folder 16
South Carolina Conference of Branches-Monthly Board of Director's Meeting, 1988-1992
Box 3   Folder 17
Southeast Region V Records, 1981, 1983, 1987, and 1992
Box 3   Folder 18
Election Material and Roster of Officials, 1982-1989
Box 3   Folder 19
Election Material and Roster of Officials, 1990-1994
Box 3   Folder 20
Records relating to Possible Election Misconduct and Executive Board Member Improper Removal, 1980 and 1985
Box 3   Folder 21
Candidate Profile Sheet, 1991
Box 3   Folder 22
City of Charleston Council and Other City Committee Agendas, 1989 and 1994
Box 3   Folder 23
City Council of Charleston, South Carolina Budget, pages 1-150, 1992
Box 3   Folder 24
City Council of Charleston, South Carolina Budget, pages 151-277, 1992

1.1. Committees, 1977-1994, and undated.

In the Charleston Branch of the NAACP committees are created to target different topics and to take care of specific functions (i.e. the Labor and Industry Committee handles discrimination complaints and worker issues)

Arranged alphabetically

1.1.1 Economic/Economic Development and Fair Share, 1982-1994, and undated.

Box 4   Folder 25
Fair Share, 1985, 1992-1994, and undated
Box 4   Folder 26
Community Development, 1992-1993
Box 4   Folder 27
Economic Development, 1985-1994
Contains records relating to the NAACP Commerce and Trade Council; an annual report of the Eastside Revitalization Program in Charleston, SC, and documents regarding Minority and Women businesses, and the importance of Black owned businesses
Box 4   Folder 28
Economic Development and Fair Share Committee Meeting Minutes and Rosters, 1992-1994, and undated
Contains records from the South Carolina Conference of Branches Meeting Minutes, committee rosters, and attendance records
Box 4   Folder 29
Economic Boycotts, 1982-1990, and undated
Box 4   Folder 30
Minority Business Supplier Opportunities, 1991 and 1994
Contains letters from business to the Charleston NAACP in regards to how the company does or does not reach out to minority businesses for contracts
Box 4   Folder 31
Handyman Network Inc.-Andre Woods, 1992-1993

1.1.1.1 Hurricane Hugo Relief Project, 1989-1990.

Box 4   Folder 32
Hugo Correspondence and Names, 1989-1990, and undated
Box 4   Folder 33
Hugo Disaster Request for Assistance forms and Disaster Relief forms, 1989-1990, and undated

In chronological order by year and date

Box 4   Folder 34
Hugo Relief Project Applications for Employment, 1989-1990

In chronological order by year and date

1.1.2 Education, 1983-1994, and undated.

Box 4   Folder 35
Education Committee, 1983-1990, 1994
Contains education committee meeting minutes and correspondence; and the May-July 1994 meeting minutes of the Conference on the Education Crisis in the Tri-County Area.
The Conference on the Education Crisis in the Tri-County Area meeting minutes were printed from a 3 1/2 by 5 floppy disk(enclosed)
Box 4   Folder 36
Charleston County School District, 1983-1992
Includes documents relating the Coalition for Better Education in Charleston County, the demographics of the Charleston District student and faculty body, the redistricting of the Charleston County schools, and newspaper clippings about local school board elections.
Box 5   Folder 37
Educational Resources, 1991, 1993, and undated
Includes the NAACP Educational Kit, which contains information about multicultural education and desegregation of secondary schools and higher education; the resolutions of education that is published by the Department of Education and the NAACP.
Box 5   Folder 38
Educational Resources, 1987 and 1994, and undated
Contains documents relating to teaching Black youth about Black history, the future of Black education, and some publishing information about Black documentaries (Eyes on the Prize and Separate but Equal).

1.1.3 Financial, 1983-1994, and undated.

Box 5   Folder 39
Finance Committee, 1989-1992, and undated
Documents include the branch's finance committee report; the statement of income and expense actual compared to budget; and guidelines for quarterly review of financial accountability.
Box 5   Folder 40
Audit Committee, 1991 and undated
Box 5   Folder 41
NAACP Charleston Financial Correspondence, 1982-1994, and undated
Box 5   Folder 42
Financial Reports, 1983-1986
Box 5   Folder 43
Financial Reports, 1989
Box 5   Folder 44
Financial Reports, 01/1990-09/1990
Box 5   Folder 45
Financial Reports, 10/1990-12/1990
Box 5   Folder 46
Financial Reports, 01/1991-08/1991
Box 6   Folder 47
Financial Reports, 09/1991-12/1991
Box 6   Folder 48
Membership Funds Transmitted, 1988-1991
Box 6   Folder 49
Financial Reports, 1992
Box 6   Folder 50
Membership Funds Transmitted, 1992 and 01/1994
Box 6   Folder 51
Bank Deposit Lists, 1987-1988
Box 6   Folder 52
NAACP Charleston Budget, 1989-1991, 1994, and undated
Box 6   Folder 53
NAACP Charleston Dean Witter Mutual Fund Records, 1989-1992
Box 6   Folder 54
NAACP Blank payroll sheets and Check Receipt, 1990 and undated
Box 6   Folder 55
Hurricane Hugo Receipts, 1989-1990
Box 6   Folder 56
NationsBank Promotional Material, undated

1.1.4 Housing, 1982-1994, and undated .

Box 6   Folder 57
Housing Committee, 1982-1994, and undated
Includes documents relating to public housing and housing development in Charleston, South Carolina; material relating to the Eastside Revitalization Program/Eastside Neighborhood Council; and newsletters from NationsBank and from National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing.

1.1.5 Labor and Industry, 1982-1994, and undated.

Box 6   Folder 58
Labor and Industry Committee, 1983-1994, and undated
Includes labor and industry committee meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, a listing of active and closed complaint cases, and handouts (i.e. Handbook for Addressing Discrimination complaints) that help to guide the committee functions
Box 7   Folder 59
Labor and Industry Committee-EEO and Affirmative Action, 1982-1994, and undated
Contains job announcements from various companies and government offices in the Charleston area, lists of companies that have an affirmative action initiative, and a handout about how one knows when they have been discriminated against
Box 7   Folder 60
Outgoing correspondence from the Labor and Industry Committee, 1988-1994
Box 7   Folder 61
Discrimination Complaints, 1988-03/1990
Contains NAACP complaint of discrimination forms with supporting documents from individuals about their issue as well as letters from individuals stating that they have been discriminated against
Box 7   Folder 62
Discrimination Complaints, 04/1990-1994, and undated
Contains NAACP complaint of discrimination forms with supporting documents from individuals about their issue as well as letters from individuals stating that they have been discriminated against
Box 7   Folder 63
Letters asking for Assistance, 1982-1994, and undated
Includes letters from individuals asking the NAACP in a variety of matters from discrimination, help with court cases, and police officers run-ins
Box 7   Folder 64
People asking for Assistance from Jail, 1993
Box 8   Folder 65
Consent forms for NAACP Assistance, 1993
Box 8   Folder 66
Jimmy Harrison EEO Complaint, 1993
Box 8   Folder 67
Grievances of Samuel Green, 1993
Box 8   Folder 68
Rutledge College and Healthcare Training Institute Complaints, 1988-1989
Contains correspondence between the NAACP, government officials and lawyers regarding possible misconduct by the colleges; student testimonials, and newspaper clippings discussing this issue
Box 8   Folder 69
Veterans Administration Hospital and Affirmative Action Complaints, 1990-1992, and undated
Includes correspondence between the NAACP, government officials, and VA Hospital Administration regarding discriminatory practices at the hospital; statistics on the number of African American employees in each series; and newspaper articles discussing the resignation of the VA Hospital director.
Box 8   Folder 70
Veterans Administration Affirmative Action Plan FY82-FY86, 84' Update and FY88-FY92, 1982-1992
Box 8   Folder 71
Veterans Administration Affirmative Action Plan, FY85 and update FY1986, 1985-1986

1.1.6 Legal, 1977-1993, and undated.

Box 8   Folder 72
Resources for Ethics in Education, 1988, and undated
Contains opinions and court cases relating to possible cases of nepotism in the local schools
Box 8   Folder 73
South Carolina Bar Continuing Education Classes addressed to Russell Brown, 1982-1985, and undated
Contains brochures from the South Carolina Bar regarding continuing education classes
Box 9   Folder 74
South Carolina Bar Correspondence-Russell Brown Continuing education, 1981-1990, and undated
Box 9   Folder 75
South Carolina Bar Newspaper, The Transcript, 1984-1985
Box 9   Folder 76
Miscellaneous Legal Notices, 1988-1989, and undated
Includes the publication "Crisis in the Courts" published by the NAACP, a legal referral list from the Equal Employment Commission, and brochures on the South Carolina Judicial Selection Process and on negotiation
Box 9   Folder 77
Correspondence between Russell Brown and Raymond W. Barrett regarding loan, 1986
Box 9   Folder 78
Legal Documents in regards to the estate of Reginald Barrett, Sr., 1983-1986
Reginald Barrett, Sr. was considered one of the leaders in Charleston's African-American community. He worked with J. Arthur Brown to force Charleston's Stadium Commission to allow Black high schools to use Johnson Hagood Stadium in 1959 and with Bill Saunders during the 1969 Hospital Worker's Strike.
Contains legal correspondence pertaining to property at 116 and 118 Congress St. in Charleston, South Carolina that was held by the late Reginald Barrett, Sr.
Box 9   Folder 79
Cotton Belt Insurance Company, Inc. vs. Raymond Barrett, et. al., 1980-1985
Contains legal correspondence pertaining to property at 116 and 118 Congress St. in Charleston, South Carolina that was held by the late Reginald Barrett, Sr.

1.1.6.1 Legal Cases, 1977-1993.

Contains legal cases that were argued by Charleston Branch of the NAACP legal adviser Russell Brown
Box 9   Folder 80
Sir Adbell Williams' court case, 1977-1985
Contains legal documents pertaining to personal injury case and the medical records of Sir Adbell Williams.
Box 9   Folder 81
Sir Adbell Williams, Jr. vs. Associated Destroyers, Inc. 1979-1980
Contains legal documents and correspondence regarding a personal injury case resulting from an automobile accident.
Box 9   Folder 82
Sir Adbell Williams vs. Fred Henderson Moore, 1986
Contains correspondence and legal documents pertaining to Sir Adbell Williams' case against his former lawyer Fred Henderson Moore for not winning his case against Associated Destroyers.
Box 9   Folder 83
Jessie Douglas vs. Fred Henderson Moore, 1985-1986
Contains legal documents and correspondence regarding Jessie Douglas' case against former lawyer Fred Henderson Moore for fraud.
Box 9   Folder 84
Lawyers Cooperative Publishing vs. Fred Henderson Moore and Edward M. Brown, 1986
Includes legal documents and correspondence pertaining to Lawyers Cooperative claim that Fred Henderson Moore and Edward M. Brown is indebted to their company.
Box 9   Folder 85
Jesse Lance vs. Fred Henderson Moore, 1984-1986
Contains correspondence and legal documents regarding Jesse Lance's claim against Fred Henderson Moore for willful negligence for not filing his police brutality lawsuit.
Box 9   Folder 86
Emily Novell Case, 1993
Contains correspondence and legal documents relating to Emily Novell's appeals to get her daughters back from the State of South Carolina, County of Charleston.
Box 9   Folder 87
The State vs. Parenthess Ricardo Addison, 1990
Includes correspondence regarding Parenthess Ricardo Addison's criminal case and exceptions.
Box 9   Folder 88
Earnestine Brown Court Case against Eagle Landing Healthcare, 1992-1993
Contains correspondence and legal documents pertaining to Earnestine Brown's racial discrimination complaint against Eagle Landing Nursing Home.
Box 9   Folder 89
Hearing of Omar A. Franklin, Sr. vs. Medical University of South Carolina, 1993
Includes Omar Franklin's sex discrimination complaint against the Medical University of South Carolina, performance evaluations, and response from MUSC.

1.1.7 Membership, 1983-1995, and undated.

Box 10   Folder 90
Membership Committee Correspondence and Outreach Materials, 1983-1995, and undated
Box 10   Folder 91
Membership Roster, 1989-1994, and undated
Includes the 1989 membership committee roster, lifetime members list, meeting notes, and executive board recruitment profiles
Box 10   Folder 92
Membership Reports, 1985-1988
Box 10   Folder 93
Membership and Membership Status Reports, 1989
Box 10   Folder 94
Membership and Membership Status Reports, 1990
Box 10   Folder 95
Membership Reports, 01/1991-06/1991
Box 10   Folder 96
Membership Reports, 07/1991-12/1991, and 1994
Box 10   Folder 97
Membership Packet, 1988
Box 10   Folder 98
Volunteer Interest forms, undated

1.1.8 Political Action, 1988-1993, and undated.

Box 11   Folder 99
Political Action Committee, 1988-1993, and undated
Indcludes political action committee goals and priorities, agendas, and correspondence. Topics covered include political redistricting, legislation, and the voter education project.

1.1.9 Telecommunications, 1993-1994.

Box 11   Folder 100
Telecommunications Committee, 1993-1994
Materials regarding committe goals and priorities and materials about the benefits of developing an Information Superhighway

1.1.10 Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committee, 1988-1989, 1994, and undated.

Box 11   Folder 101
Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committee, 1988-1989, 1994, and undated
Includes a newsletter about the "Golden 13," who were the first commissioned Black officers, a committee agenda, and a pamphlet about the G.I. Bill and Army College Fund

1.1.11 Youth, 1990-1995, and undated.

Box 11   Folder 102
NAACP Charleston Youth Council, 1990-1991 and undated
Includes brochure about how to create a NAACP Youth Council, Charleston NAACP Youth profile sheets and officers, meeting minutes and agendas, election ballots, and membership list
Box 11   Folder 103
South Carolina Youth and College Division, 1994 and 1995
Box 11   Folder 104
Youth Resources, undated

2. Programs and Events, 1975-1995 and undated.

These records reflect the efforts of the Charleston Branch of the NAACP to educate and inform individuals about African-American history and culture, the annual Freedom Fund Drive, and the NAACP National and Regional Conventions.
Box 11   Folder 105
Be a Better Youth (B.A.B.Y.) Contest and Program, 1991 and undated
Box 11   Folder 106
Back-to-School/Stay-in-School Project, 1991 and undated
Box 11   Folder 107
Rediscovering Identity Culture and Heritage (RICH) Program, 1990-1991, and undated
Includes information about the program, correspondence between Mr. James and the RICH project coordinator-Elise Davis McFarland, and financial records from the program
Box 11   Folder 108
NAACP Special Contribution Fund, 1988-1994, and undated
Includes correspondence from Region V and National NAACP special contribution fund as well as the 1990 and 1991 program report
Box 11   Folder 109
NAACP Memorial Day Gala and Program, 1987
Box 11   Folder 110
NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympiads (ACT-SO) Program Information and Golf Tournament, 1992-1995, and undated
Contains information about the ACT-SO program and program planning for the 1993 and 1994 ACT-SO Spring Invitational Golf Tournament.
Box 12   Folder 111
67th-71st Freedom Fund Drive, 1983-1987
Box 12   Folder 112
72nd Freedom Fund Drive, 1988
Box 12   Folder 113
73rd Freedom Fund Drive, 1989
Box 12   Folder 114
74th Freedom Fund Drive, 1990
Contains event planning materials for the play, "The Meeting" by Jeff Stetson that was held in January; and the materials from September's Gala held at the Gaillard Auditorium including the program and correspondence
Box 12   Folder 115
74th Freedom Fund Drive, 1990
Contains correspondence and financial records of the Freedom Fund Gala
Box 12   Folder 116
75th Freedom Fund Drive, 1991
Contains the event planning information, drafts of the program booklet, and program outline
Box 13   Folder 117
75th Freedom Fund Drive, 1991
Includes the final program booklet, correspondence, and lists of individuals and companies to solicit for contributions
Box 13   Folder 118
75th Freedom Fund Drive, 1991
Contains a list of possible individuals and organizations to target for contributions and completed sponsorship forms
Box 13   Folder 119
76th Freedom Fund Drive, 1992
Contains event planning meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, and draft and final program booklets
Box 13   Folder 120
76th Freedom Fund Drive, 1992
Contains flyers, press releases, and photos of the entertainers for the Lowcountry Gospelfest and the Freedom Fund Gala; blank and completed sponsorship forms; and lists of possible contributors
Box 13   Folder 121
77th Freedom Fund Drive, 1993
Contains event planning agendas and minutes, correspondence between the branch and possible contributors, list of possible contributors, and freedom fund program booklet
Box 14   Folder 122
78th Freedom Fund Drive, 1994
Box 14   Folder 123
Woman of the Year, 1989-1992, and 1994
Box 14   Folder 124
South Carolina Annual Convention, 1980-1994
Box 14   Folder 125
Dr. William Gibson's folder from South Carolina State Convention, 1994
Box 14   Folder 126
NAACP National Convention, 1988-1991, 1993-1994
Includes the 1988 and 1990 convention bags
Box 14   Folder 127
NAACP National Convention, 1992
Box 15   Folder 128
NAACP Leadership Development Institute, 1987-1994
Box 15   Folder 129
Healthy Lifestyle Conference, 1990
Box 15   Folder 130
Martin Luther King, Jr., Action Committee, 1988-1989
Box 15   Folder 131
Miscellaneous Conferences, 1975-1992

3. Publications, 1973-1994, and undated .

These records document the publicity efforts of the Charleston Branch of the NAACP.
Box 15   Folder 132
NAACP Advertising Flyers, 1988-1993, and undated
Box 15   Folder 133
Charleston NAACP and National NAACP Press/News Releases, 1986-1994, and undated
Box 15   Folder 134
Charleston NAACP Branch Newsletters, 1986-1993
Box 15   Folder 135
NAACP magazine, The Crisis, 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1991
Box 15   Folder 136
Newspaper clippings, 1973-1994, and undated
The clippings are from local and national newspapers and magazine and cover a range of topics relating to African Americans. Topics include lack of Blacks in local government positions, poverty concerns in Charleston, the 1980 revilization of the Tobacco Plant, issues in the Charleston County schools, and articles that mention NAACP National and local position on various issues relating to African-Americans.
Box 15   Folder 137
Publications from the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, 1979-1988, and undated
Contains the Spanish translation of "Education and Title VI";   "Title IX and Sex Discrimination";  and "Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Handicapped Persons' Rights Under Federal Law"; and federal registers from the Department of Education and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Box 15   Folder 138
Publications from Outside Organizations, 1988-1994, and undated
Includes newsletters and reports from local and national organizations relating to African-American experiences and life in the Lowcountry

4. Subject Files, 1920, 1960-1994, and undated .

Document various topics and issues of concern for the Charleston Branch of the NAACP.

In alphabetical order

Box 16   Folder 139
The Charleston District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and African American Churches, 1993-1994, and undated
Box 16   Folder 140
Charleston Police Department, 1988-1990
Contains correspondence regarding the high turnover rate of law enforcement in Charleston; the 1988 statistics on minority representation on the force; personal statements, correspondence, and newspaper clippings regarding discriminatory promotional practices; the 1988 and 1989 Annual report from the Internal Affairs Divison; and correspondence regarding two shooting deaths that may have resulted from excessive or deadly force was used.
Box 16   Folder 141
Civil Rights Issues, 1983-1993, and undated
Includes the NAACP Civil Rights Handbook, materials relating to the 1989 Silent March on Washington, and about the Civil Rights Act of 1990
Box 16   Folder 142
Confederate Flag and South Carolina, 1987 and 1994
Contains memos, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and flyers relating to the NAACP and the South Carolina Coalition for Unity and Progress protest of the Confederate Flags flying and/or representation in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi
Box 16   Folder 143
Courtenay Elementary School Protest, 1960 and undated
Contains newspaper clippings regarding the school boycott because of overcrowding in the African-American schools; and photos of teachers.
Box 16   Folder 144
Daniel Island Taskforce, 1991 and 1993
Includes taskforce meeting minutes and agendas.
Box 16   Folder 145
Daufuskie Island and First Union African Baptist Church, 1992 and undated
Box 16   Folder 146
Health Concerns, 1989-1994, and undated
Contains pamphlets and newspaper clippings regarding various health concerns in the African-American community, such as organ donation, bone marrow donors, and breast cancer.
Box 16   Folder 147
Media Issues, 1988-1991, and undated
Contains material relating to misrepresentation of the NAACP and African-Americans in the media, as well as petition to deny license renewals for radio stations in the Carolinas due to their lack of Black employees
Box 16   Folder 148
Political Issues/Politics, 1991-1994
Includes material from the NAACP Washington Bureau on the appointment of African-Americans to federal courts, the number of African-American politicians in South Carolina, a political map of Charleston County, 1980 and 1990 census breakdowns by district, and documents on elected officials that should not be reelected
Box 16   Folder 149
South African Apartheid, 1978-1986, and undated
Contains press releases, statements, and newsletters about the NAACP stance against the racism that was occuring in South Africa. In addition, there are press briefings from the White House about this issue.
Box 16   Folder 150
Speech Given to the Philadelphia Baptist Church, undated
Box 17   Folder 151
Urban League History, undated
Box 17   Folder 152
Voter Education and Voter Registration Campaign, 1920-1993
Contains the 1920, 1947, and 1948 voter registration card for Hercules C. Lucas; material used by the NAACP for their voter education campaign, and the 1992 NAACP grant application to the Voter Education Department for Voter Action Funds and the 1993 Voter Action Project (VAP) progress report.
Box 17   Folder 153
Voter Education and Voter Registration Campaign, 1992 and undated
Documents regarding NAACP's voter education campaigns and the 1992 Congressional Candiadate Forum.
Box 17   Folder 154
Women in the NAACP, 1994 and undated
Box 17   Folder 155
Zoning and Preservation, 1973-1993, and undated
Includes material from the National Register of Historic Places about what they do and do not do, the zoninig ordinaces from North Charleston, zoning and land use categories for Berkeley County, and about development in Charleston.

5. Photographs, 1992 and undated.

Box 17   Folder 156
Haig Point Plantation on Daufuskie Island, undated
Box 17   Folder 157
Buildings in Charleston, South Carolina, undated
Box 17   Folder 158
NAACP Charleston Branch Program and Golf Classic; and Bruce Lee Marshall graduation, 1992 and undated
Contains a photo from the 1992 Congressional Candiadate Forum

6. Miscellaneous, 1987-1994, and undated.

Box 17   Folder 159
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Records of D. Lindsay Hughes, 1991-1992
Box 17   Folder 160
Dwight James Trident Tech Class work, 1987
Box 17   Folder 161
Promotional Material, 1993-1994, and undated


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