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Letter, 1949 July 9, (Summerton, S.C.), [Parents'] Committee on Action, to Clarendon County Board of Education, (Clarendon County, S.C.)

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Creator:Georgia, Robert, 1897-1984
Creator:Ragin, Edward
Creator:DeLaine, Joseph A. (Joseph Armstrong), 1898-1974
Title:Letter, 1949 July 9, (Summerton, S.C.), [Parents'] Committee on Action, to Clarendon County Board of Education, (Clarendon County, S.C.)
Date:1949 July 9

Letter from the Clarendon County Parents' Committee on Action to the Clarendon County, South Carolina, Board of Education. The letter lists grievances against principal S. Isaiah Benson and requests a hearing on charges and an investigation to see if school records are being properly recorded. DeLaine's handwritten additions note that Benson was dismissed on October 1, 1949. In January 1950, the school board filed charges against DeLaine for slander; defendants in this case became the prosecuting witnesses in the South Carolina court case against DeLaine. They collected the insurance when DeLaine house was burned.

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Types:Letters (correspondence)
Subjects:Georgia, Robert, 1897-1984 | Ragin, Edward | DeLaine, Joseph A. (Joseph Armstrong), 1898-1974 | Georgia, Robert, 1897-1984--Correspondence | Ragin, Edward--Correspondence | DeLaine, Joseph A. (Joseph Armstrong), 1898-1974--Correspondence | Benson, S. Isaiah | Parents' Committee on Action (Clarendon County, S.C.) | African American civil rights workers--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Civil rights workers--South Carolina--Clarendon County | School boards--South Carolina--Clarendon County | African American school principals--South Carolina--Clarendon County | School principals--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Trials--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Civil rights movements--South Carolina--Clarendon County | African Americans--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 | African Americans--Segregation--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Clarendon County (S.C.)--Social conditions--History--20th century | African American schools--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Schools--South Carolina--Clarendon County | Summerton (S.C.) | Clarendon County (S.C.)
Collection:Rev. Joseph A. DeLaine Papers ca. 1918-2000
Institution:University of South Carolina University Libraries Digital Collections
Contributors:South Caroliniana Library | University of South Carolina. Library. Digital Collections
Online Publisher:Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina, University Libraries, Digital Collections | 2008
Original Material:

Legal size - 13439 - (Folder 4), Joseph Armstrong DeLaine papers, ca. 1918-2000, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbus, South Carolina.

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Digital image copyright 2008, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, USC, Columbia, SC 29208.

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Forms part of online collection: Rev. Joseph A. DeLaine papers, ca. 1918-2000.

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