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Identifier

Accession 657

Inclusive Dates

January 1983-August 1985

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The South Carolina Black Lawyers Association Records were collected by former member and past president, Sheila McMillan. Sheila McMillan was the first African American women to serve on the Winthrop College Board of Trustees. The South Carolina Black Lawyers Association is a professional organization with the mission “to improve the development of our members, provide a voice to our communities and make legal assistance available by connecting with the community.” The collection includes constitutions, bylaws, meeting minutes, brochures, correspondence, membership lists, newsletters and mailing lists and other records, related to the organization and early development of the association. Of particular interest are records pertaining to Judge Joseph R. Moss, circuit court judge, who made a racial slur in front of an open mike in court when referring to a crowd of black protestors outside an Anderson County courthouse.

Provenance

The records of the South Carolina Black Lawyers’ Association were donated to the Archives on September 17, 1985 and February 24, 1986 by Sheila McMillan, member and former President of the association.

Copyright

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

South Carolina Black Lawyers Association Records - Accession 657

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