Manuscript Collection

'Buffalo Room Incident' Interview - Accession 888 - M403 (454)

Title

'Buffalo Room Incident' Interview - Accession 888 - M403 (454)

Files

Identifier

Accession 888 - M403 (454)

Inclusive Dates

1995

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

7 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a the first draft of a history and a typescript copy of an interview with Charles L. White Jr. conducted by Winthrop Student Orlando Tate. On Sept 5, 1989, Nelson B. Rivers III; James Gallman Sr.; Rev. David Walker; Willar H. Hightower Jr.; Rev. James Jones Sr.; and Charles L. White Jr. were barred admission to an establishment known as the “Buffalo Room” in North Augusta, South Carolina by the owner and manager Bruce H. Salter. The NAACP brought civil action against Salter Enterprises, Inc. challenging Salter’s actions in denying African-American the use, and enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges and accommodations of the “Buffalo Room” by reasons of their race. Charles White, Jr. would eventually be the first African American in the State of South Carolina to receive monetary damages for race discrimination.

Provenance

The' Buffalo Room Incident' Interview was deposit in the Winthrop Archives on September 15, 1995 by Orlando Tate.

Keywords

Civil Rights, Discrimination, NAACP, Buffalo Room, North Augusta, SC

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

'Buffalo Room Incident' Interview - Accession 888 - M403 (454)

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