Rev. Joseph A. DeLaine Papers ca. 1918-2000

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Creator:DeLaine, Joseph A. (Joseph Armstrong), 1898-1974
Title:Rev. Joseph A. DeLaine Papers ca. 1918-2000 | Reverend Joseph A. DeLaine Papers circa 1918-2000 | The Joseph A. DeLaine Papers | Joseph Armstrong DeLaine Papers, ca. 1918-2000

Online collection of digital materials related to the life and civil rights work of Reverend Joseph A. DeLaine. DeLaine was active in the Civil Rights movement in Clarendon County, South Carolina, and helped organize the 1949 Briggs v. Elliott lawsuit that was eventually included in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education United States Supreme Court case. Community pressure forced DeLaine to move from Clarendon County to Florence County, South Carolina, and eventually leave the state as a fugative. DeLaine served as a pastor in New York City and Buffalo, New York, before retiring to Charlotte, North Carolina. The collection contains letters, speeches, reports, narratives, and affidavits, news clippings, programs, booklets, as well as photographs of DeLaine, his family, and individuals involved in the Briggs v. Elliott lawsuit. The bulk of the materials covers DeLaine's work from 1942 until 1974.

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Types:Articles | Letters (correspondence) | Invitations | Programs | Photographs | Black-and-white photographs | Text
Subjects:DeLaine, Joseph A. (Joseph Armstrong), 1898-1974 | Briggs, Eliza, d. 1998 | Briggs, Harry, d. 1986 | DeLaine, Mattie Belton, 1907-1999 | Civil rights movements--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Civil rights--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Civil rights workers--South Carolina--Clarendon County | African American civil rights workers--South Carolina--Clarendon County | African Americans--South Carolina--Clarendon County | African Americans--Civil rights--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Clarendon County (S.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Race discrimination--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Segregation in education--South Carolina--Clarendon County | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African Americans--Violence against--South Carolina--Lake City | African American school children--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Clergy--South Carolina | African American clergy--South Carolina | Clergy--New York (State) | African American clergy--New York (State) | African Americans--Religion | African Americans--Segregation--South Carolina--Clarendon County | African Methodist Episcopal Church | Lawyers--South Carolina | Governors--South Carolina | Spouses of clergy--South Carolina | Spouses of clergy--New York (State) | Trials--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Briggs, Eliza, d. 1998--Trials, litigation, etc. | Briggs, Harry, d. 1986--Trials, litigation, etc. | United States, South Carolina, Summerton | United States, South Carolina, Clarendon County | United States, South Carolina, Lake City | United States, South Carolina, Florence County | United States, New York, 42.739768, -75.813812
Institution:University of South Carolina
Contributors:University of South Carolina. Libraries. Digital Collections | South Caroliniana Library
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