Women's History Month

Featured Stories

 The Grimke brothers,  Archibald and Francis.

Recognizing the Grimke Brothers; Kin to Famed Abolitionist Sisters

Long-time Charleston tour guide Lee Ann Bain takes a stroll off her beaten path near Morris and Coming Streets downtown. She points to the place a new, historical marker will soon go up in what was...
 Lieutenant Colonel Rachel Honderd

Women’s History Celebrated with Army Corps of Engineers Anniversary

Palm trees rustle and flag poles clang as Lieutenant Colonel Rachel Honderd hosts a celebration in Charleston on blustery day. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District has had the...
 Left: SGM Ferguson at Hawaii Reenlistment (far right); Right: Zannia Carty-McDonald (right).

Female Soldiers Share Their Stories for Women’s History Month

In 1917, Loretta Walsh became the first American woman to officially enlist in the military. It would be a little over three decades later before the United States would permit women to serve as full...
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South Carolina Women in STEM - Trivia Quiz

In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on February 11, this quiz tests your knowledge on famous South Carolinian women who have devoted their lives to furthering scientific...

Sisterhood: SC Suffragists

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment and learn the role South Carolina women played in the national movement

South Carolina Hall of Fame

Mary McLeod Bethune | SC Hall of Fame

If there were a Mount Rushmore for African-Americans, Mary McLeod Bethune would definitely be on there. She is hailed as one of the most influential African-American educators and Civil Rights figures...

Septima Clark | SC Hall of Fame

Septima Poinsette Clark was known as the “Queen Mother” or “Grandmother” of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Martin Luther King, Jr., commonly referred to Ms. Clark, as “The Mother of...

Julia Mood Peterkin | SC Hall of Fame

Julia Mood was born in Laurens County on Halloween 1880. Her mother died when she was two years old. Julia, as a teenager, attended Converse College and received a Masters degree at an early age...

Elizabeth Boatwright Coker | SC Hall of Fame

Elizabeth Boatwright Coker was the author of nine historical romance novels. Born in Darlington, South Carolina, she was married to South Carolina industrialist James Lide Coker, III. She graduated...

Women Vision SC

M. Malissa Burnette

M. Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC Podcast

Malissa Burnette is an award-winning attorney and advocate for equal rights for all. She is co-founder of the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel law firm in Columbia. She waged a legal battle to change the...
Ann Timberlake

Ann Timberlake | Women Vision SC Podcast

Fresh out of Newcomb College at Tulane, Ann Timberlake came back to South Carolina and instead of taking up civil rights or the war, she said she “wanted to save trees.” She became one of South...
Cathy Hughes

Cathy Hughes | Women Vision SC Podcast

Shortly after Cathy Hughes joined The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg in 1972, she got a call from the society editor who said, “Cathy, The Times and Democrat’s on fire.” Hughes and her husband...
Dr. Shaniece Criss

Dr. Shaniece Criss | Women Vision SC Podcast

Dr. Shaniece Criss “The world will tell you what success looks like, but truly success looks differently for different people.” The words of Dr. Shaniece Criss. She has defined her own success by...