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Whittaker, Johnson Chesnut

Whittaker, Johnson Chesnut

August 23, 1858–January 14, 1931


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  • Title Whittaker, Johnson Chesnut
  • Coverage August 23, 1858–January 14, 1931
  • Author
  • Keywords Slave, West Point cadet, lawyer, educator, became a teacher at Charleston’s Avery Institute, principal of the first black school in Sumter, Bill Clinton awarded Whittaker a posthumous U.S. Army commission
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date December 4, 2023
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 26, 2022
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