Esau Jenkins (1910-1972) was born and raised on Johns Island, South Carolina. With very little formal education, he became a businessman and civil rights leader. Jenkins founded the Progressive Club in 1948, which encouraged local African Americans to register to vote, through the aid of Citizenship Schools, a topic he was educated in by his attendance at Highlander Folk Center in Tennessee. In 1959, he organized the Citizens' Committee of Charleston County dedicated to the economic, cultural and political improvement of local African Americans. Printed material, correspondence, and literary productions (1963-2003) document the life and works of Esau Jenkins (1910-1972).
- The Black Whale, by Gabriel E. Manigault
- Halley's Comet Project, 1985-1986
- Nathaniel Russel Middleton Papers, 1823-1881
- College of Charleston Pamphlets
- John C. Calhoun Letters, 1824-1850
- Images from the Records of the Charleston County Public Library
- Alexander Glennie Journal, 1831-1859
- White Pines Series of Architectural Monographs Collection
- Gertrude Sanford Legendre Papers, 1836-2000
- Esau Jenkins Papers, 1963-2003
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