October 2, 2008

New Digital Collection: I.D. Newman

SCPC recently collaborated with USC Libraries' Digital Collections department to scan and make available the items in our I. DeQuincey Newman collection due to the fragile nature of the papers. Thanks to painstaking efforts on the part of the digitizers, the product is now up and running!

I. DeQuincey Newman was a Methodist pastor, entrepreneur, and a leading figure in the Civil Rights movement in South Carolina, serving as the NAACP's state field director from 1960 to 1969. In 1983, at age 72, he was elected to the South Carolina Senate, thus becoming the first African American to serve in that body since Reconstruction.

Please take a look at the digital collection, and feel free to let us know if you find it helpful. NOTE: Photo by Bill Barley

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