J. Kenneth Morris papers, 1872-1983.


J. Kenneth Morris papers, 1872-1983.

Consisting of personal, legal, and institutional materials documenting Morris position at Voorhees College during a period of student activism and social change; research notes re Elizabeth Evelyn Wright and the founding of Voorhees college; and items pertaining to the Episcopal church. Voorhees College items include copy of printed manuscript, 8 Dec. 1967, Vol. I, no 1, of Black Awareness Coordinating Committee Speaks; copy of circular letter, 5 Aug. 1970, to Members of Executive Council of Episcopal Church, re acivites, 1967-1969, of Black Coordinating Committee at VC; letter, 12 Nov. 1970, from Dorothy A. Faber, editor of The Christian Challenge (Austin, Tex.), re Cleveland Sellers, Orangeburg Massacre, and unrest at South Carolina State College. Two manuscript volumes, 1969-1971, re campus demonstrations, etc., incl. legal briefs, broadsides, and minutes, with copy of Classified Roster of Student Dissenters (1970); Morris' notes re trial of seven Vorhees students; and correspondence including letter, 12 Nov. 1970, from Dorothy A. Faber, editor of The Christian Challenge, Austin, Tex., re Cleveland Sellers and the unrest at South Carolina State College. Other correspondents include Harry P. Graham, of Voorhees; Moultire Guerry, of Norfolk, Va., including letter, 15 June 1967, questioning war in Vietnam; copy of letter, 20 June 1967, Morris to Guerry, re his recent visit to the U.N., noting anti-American and anti-Israel rhetoric of the Russian and Syrain ambassadors, lamenting the American impasse in Vietnam, and giving his reaction to revised liturgy and forward altar observed during service at Trinity Church (New York, N.Y.). Letters, clippings, and photos, and 4 volumes, 1872-1983, and research notes for book on Elizabeth Evelyn Wright (1872-1906), founder of Denmark Industrial School in 1897, now known as Voorhees College, with biographical information on Wright, Jessie Dorsey Green and Martin A. Menafee. Wright's correspondents include Booker T. Washington. Persons represented include staff members Jessie Dorsey Green and Martin A. Menafee, and supporters of the school Robert C. Bedford, George W. Kelly, Stanwix G. Mayfield, Almira S. Steele, and Ralph Voorhees.

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Sellers, Cleveland, 1944-.....

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The son of Cleveland and Pauline Taggart Sellers, Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. was born in 1944 in Denmark, S.C., where his father was a businessman and his mother worked as a teacher at the South Carolina Area Trade School. Sellers attended local schools and started a student chapter of the NAACP. He attended Howard University and worked with the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in various civil rights causes around the south and was elected Program Secretary in 1965. In 1967, whi...

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Denmark Industrial School, a school for blacks, founded 1897 by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, a Tuskegee Institute graduate, with one teacher, Jessie Dorsey, and fourteen students in a rent free, old store in Denmark, S.C.; M. Ralph Voorhees, a white philanthropist from Clinton, N.J., donated $4500 to buy a plot of land and $500 to erect the first building; in 1902 the school was renamed Voorhees Industrial School in his honor; school became affiliated with the Episcopal Church in 1924; became junior...

Graham, Harry P.

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Voorhees, Ralph, 1838-1907

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Philanthropist, of New Jersey; became blind, 1864-1867; married Elizabeth Nevius Rodman, 1887. From the description of Diary, 1821-1866 (inclusive) 1860 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122477892 ...

Bedford, Robert C., 1850-1911

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Mayfield, S. G. (Stanwix Greenville), 1861-1942

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Episcopal Church

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In 1982, the General Convention of the Church deleted the words "Protestant" and "in the United States of America" from the official title of the Church, making it the Episcopal Church. From the description of Records of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, 1823-1975 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702152635 ...

Morris, J. Kenneth

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White Episcopal minister from Columbia, S.C.; graduate, University of Alabama (1917); rector Emeritus, Saint John's Episcopal Church, Columbia, S.C.; chair of Voorhees Board of Trustees; b. James Kenneth Morris in Bessemer, Ala., 1896; d. 1987. From the description of Source material on the life of Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, 1872-1907. (Voorhees College). WorldCat record id: 70968227 Episcopal clergyman and author; chairman, Board of Trustees, Voorhees College, Denmark, S.C.; ...

Steele, Almira S., 1842-1925

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Menafee, Martin A. (Martin Asabee), 1874-1945

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Green, Jessie Dorsey, 1874-

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Guerry, Moultrie, 1899-

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Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Hale's Ford, Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he...

Wright, Elizabeth Evelyn, 1872-1906

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