Letter from Isaiah Bennett to Norman Hill

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    CHARLESTON CHAPTER OF THE A. Philip Randolh Institute 119 SPRING STREET UPSTAIRS CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA 29403 October 1, 1975 Norman Hill Executive Director A. Philip Randolph Institute 260 Park Avenue South New York, New York 10010 Mr. Hill: The following information is being offered to update you on our Charleston, South Carolina political activities. Please be advised that our primary election was held on September 30, 1975. This election was very vital to the Black Community in that it offered 12 City Council seats. I am happy to inform you that through our efforts, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, we supported 6 Black candidates and achieved the following results, 5 winners and 1 run-off. Needless to say, the afore mentioned efforts have been quite expensive to our Chapter. Our aim is to support all 6 Black candidates completely, because it is through this effort that we can realize a meaningful change throughout the Black Community. Presently, we are focusing our attention on the candidate who will be in the run-off on Tuesday, October 14, 1975. The objective here is to bring forth a victory. This will give us 6 Black candidates going into the General Election. Theshould [sic] be noted that Charleston is 47% Black. We feel that 6 Blacks out of 12 Councilmen will give the Black Community the kind of political representation needed to make meaningful progress.
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    We take pleasure in reflecting the following information regarding 2 of the winning candidates. Mr. Daniel L. Richardson, while a member of A. Philip Randolph Institute, is also involved in Labor as a member of the International Longshoremens Association, Local 1422. Ms. Erenda Scott is also a member of A. Philip Randolph Institute and an active member of the Amerioan Federation Of Teachers. The Charleston Chapter will keep you informed on any new changes or developments. Respectfully, Isaiah Bennett President Charleston Chapter A. Philip Randolph Institute cc: Mr. James Moore Southern Direotor 1220 west 42nd Street Savannah, Georgia
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    October 1, 1975 RUN-OFF PROPOSAL This money will be used to aid the Charleston Chapter of A. Philip Randolph Institute in Political Education. Political Education is very much needed in the Charleston area to aid the Black candidate who will be in a Charleston City Council run-off, October 14, 1975. BUDGET Transportation (4 cars) 175.00 [dollars] Telephone Operators (2) 50.00 Field Workers (7) 370.00 Time off from work Compensation 250.00 Printing and supplies 210.00 Total 1,055.00 [dollars]
Letter from Isaiah Bennett to Norman Hill
Letter from Isaiah Bennett to Norman Hill, Executive Director of APRI, updating Hill on local election activities.
Isaiah Bennett Papers, ca. 1932-2002
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Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
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Personal or Corporate Subject:
A. Philip Randolph Institute
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African Americans--Politics and government--South Carolina--History--20th century, African Americans--Suffrage--South Carolina--Charleston--History--20th century, Labor unions--South Carolina
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Charleston (S.C.)
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AMN 1056
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Charleston County (S.C.)
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