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Lottie B. Scott Papers

Identifier: 2021-0054


The Lottie B. Scott Papers consist of personal documentation she held about her organizational involvement throughout her civic and professional career.


  • Majority of material found within 1969 - 2018

Biographical / Historical

Lottie B. Scott was born in 1937 in Longtown, South Carolina. She moved to Norwich, Connecticut, in 1957 and has been a regional force for civic integrity and racial justice.

She was an active member of the Norwich chapter of the NAACP, serving as secretary, arts liaison, first vice president and then several terms as president in the 1970s. She worked on the Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for 22 years, and was the first (and only) black woman in her local Rotary chapter.

She earned the Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award in 2017, and has also been honored as W. E. B. Dubois Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches. She was Norwich, Connecticut, Citizen of the Year. And for her work in the Rotary, she was honored with the first Lottie B. Scott Diversity Award -- presented by the Norwich Rotary Celebrate Cultural Diversity Committee.

Scott published a memoir, Deep South - Deep North: A Family’s Journey in 2018. In this book recounting her family’s experiences during the Great Migration, Ms. Scott tells both the heartbreaking and triumphant tale of her maturation into adulthood against a racially-charged, impoverished, yet fiercely loving backdrop in Longtown, South Carolina. The book then covers her move to Connecticut, including the change in racial dynamics and chronicles Scott’s activities in the Civil Rights era.

She currently serves as Vice Chair of the City of Norwich Ellis Walter Ruley Committee and on the City of Norwich Sachem Fund and Norwich Disabilities Committees.


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The Scott papers are arranged by organization she was involved in, the personal materials she used to write her autobiogrphy, as well as local events and clippings from Norwich, CT.

Lottie B. Scott Papers
Jenna Esposito
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US