Simkins, Modjeska Monteith, 1899-1992

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African American civil rights activist of Columbia, S.C.; served as the S.C. State Secretary for the NAACP, 1941-1957; Campaign Director for the renovation of Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, 1944-1950; Public Relations Director for the Richland County Citizens Committee, 1956-1988; and President of the Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1972-1974; ran unsuccessfully for the Columbia City Council in 1966 and 1984 and the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1966; died 1992.

From the description of Modjeska Monteith Simkins papers, 1909-1992 (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 123319880

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referencedIn Theus, Margaret J. Gibbs. Margaret J. Gibbs Theus interview collection, 19791983 [sound recording]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Richland County Citizens Committee (S.C.). Records, 1964-1976. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Elwood, William A. William A. Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project collection [manuscript], 1984-1989. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Durr, Virginia Foster. Papers: Series II, 1929-1991 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Simkins, Modjeska M. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1949. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Elwood, William A. Papers of William A. Elwood, 1984-1989. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McNulty, Blake. Interviews, 1966. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Wickenberg, Charles H., 1923-. Charles H. Wickenberg collection, 198u-199u. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Simkins, Modjeska Monteith, 1899-1992. The cry for freedom in South Carolina [ca. 1955] ; [typescript] University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Simkins, Modjeska Monteith, 1899-1992. Modjeska Monteith Simkins papers, 1909-1992 University of South Carolina, University Libraries
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associatedWith Durr, Virginia Foster. person
associatedWith Elwood, William A. person
associatedWith McNulty, Blake. person
correspondedWith Richland County Citizens Committee (S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Simkins, Andrew. person
associatedWith Stuckey, J. Elspeth. person
associatedWith Theus, Margaret J. Gibbs. person
correspondedWith Victory Savings Bank corporateBody
associatedWith Wickenberg, Charles H., 1923- person
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South Carolina
South Carolina
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African Americans--History
Citizens' Councils of America
African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Segregation
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Birth 1899-12-05

Death 1992-04-09

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