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Modjeska Monteith Simkins Papers

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Identifier: SCU-SCPC-MMS
Abstract A Columbia civil rights activist, Simkins served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP, 1941-1957. She also had leadership roles in the renovation of Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital and the Richland County Citizens Committee. Simkins was a founder, in 1921, of the Victory Savings Bank of Columbia. Now called South Carolina Community Bank, it survives as one of the oldest African-American owned banks in the country. As a voice of African-American leadership in the South, Simkins...
Dates: 1909 - 1992

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  • Subject: African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century X
  • Repository: South Carolina Political Collections X