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Johnette Green Edwards (1926-1977) was a social worker, club woman, and first African-American member of the Winthrop College Board of Visitors. A few of her distinctions are: she served as Executive director of the Trident forum for the Handicapped; the Johnette Edwards Scholarship was established at the College of Charleston; she served as President of the S.C. Federations of Women’s Clubs; she served as President of Girl’ Clubs, Inc.; she was also an Executive Council member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.
Scope and Content Note
Johnette Green Edwards (1926-1977) was a social worker, club woman, and first African-American member of the Winthrop College Board of Visitors. The collection consists of biographical data, correspondence, speeches, financial papers, minutes, photographs, and other records relating to the following organizations: South Carolina Federation of Women’s and Girl’s Clubs, the Trident Forum for the Handicapped, The National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, the Wilkinson Home for Girls, Southeastern Association of Colored Girl’s Clubs, Delta Sigma Theta, Church Women United, United Community Service, and the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees. The collection is a good source of information concerning African-American women’s organizations, social services programs, and intellectual disability.
The papers of Johnette Edwards, social worker, club woman and the first Black member of the Winthrop Board of Visitors, were received as a gift by the college Archives from her husband, John A. Edwards, on May 2, 1979.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Johnette Green Edwards Papers - Accession 241". Finding Aid 302.
LC Subject Headings
Edwards, Johnette Green, 1926-1977--Archives; Winthrop College--History; South Carolina Federation of Women's and Girl’s Clubs; National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (U.S.); Wilkinson Home for Girls (Cayce, S.C.); Southeastern Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Church Women United; National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees (U.S.); African American social workers--South Carolina; African American civic leaders--South Carolina; Social work with people with mental disabilities--South Carolina