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Archibald Rutledge | SC Hall of Fame

April 2, 2020 - Posted in History
Archibald Rutledge

Archibald Rutledge was born October 23, 1883 in McClellanville, South Carolina. He grew up at Hampton Plantation on the South Santee River. In 1904, Rutledge began writing stories, poems, and magazine articles, many about hunting and other outdoor pursuits. In 1934,...

Darla Moore | SC Hall of Fame

March 26, 2020 - Posted in History
Photograph of Darla Moore

Darla Moore was born and raised near Lake City, South Carolina, growing up on the family cotton, soybean and tobacco farm. After graduating from Lake City High School, she attended the University of South Carolina to study political science, later working for the Republican...

S.C. African American History Calendar: April Honoree – Judge Richard E. Fields

March 25, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar April Honoree – Judge Richard E. Fields

Judge Richard E. Fields was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. He attended high school at the Avery Institute, graduated from West Virginia State College in 1944, and earned his law degree in 1947 from the Howard University School of Law. He was one of the first African...

Mary Simms Oliphant | SC Hall of Fame

March 19, 2020 - Posted in History by W. Sellers
Mary Simms Oliphant

Mary Simms Oliphant (1891-1988), granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms, wrote the South Carolina History textbook used in public schools. She was Director of the State Public Library Association and received the state of South Carolina’s highest...

Maude Callen | SC Hall of Fame

March 12, 2020 - Posted in History by Jackie Johnson
Maude Callen

This episode is about Maude Callen (1898 -- 1990), a Nurse-Midwife, who singlehandedly brought health care to rural Pineville, S.C. and the surrounding area of Berkeley County in the early 1920s, continuing to the 1970s. The episode will tell how she delivered some 800...

Anna Hyatt Huntington | SC Hall of Fame

March 5, 2020 - Posted in History
Anna Hyatt Huntington

Born in 1876, Anna Vaughn Hyatt came from a family that supported her interest in animals and the arts. Her mother and sister were both artists. Her father was a professor of paleontology, and she developed a scientist's power of observation. In 1902 she went to New York to...

SC African American History Calendar: March Honoree - Mignon Clyburn

February 27, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar - March Honoree: Mignon Clyburn

Mignon L. Clyburn became the first woman head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when she was appointed Acting Chair by President Barack Obama in May 2013. She was also the first African American woman nominated to the commission. She served on the FCC for...

Robert Smalls | SC Hall of Fame

February 27, 2020 - Posted in History
photo of Robert Smalls, black and white

In 1862, Robert Smalls, an enslaved crew-member of the CSS Planter, steals the boat, sails it past the heavily armed defenses of Charleston Harbor in South Carolina and delivers it into the hands of the Union forces further out. The bold act makes Smalls a hero in the North...

Mary McLeod Bethune | SC Hall of Fame

February 20, 2020 - Posted in History by Jackie Johnson
Mary McLeod Bethune

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, during the first half of the 20th century. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was...

Septima Clark | SC Hall of Fame

February 13, 2020 - Posted in History by Jackie Johnson
Septima Clark

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 the Movement”. Born in Charleston, SC, in 1898, Septima’s life was greatly...

David Drake aka “Dave the Potter” | SC Hall of Fame

February 6, 2020 - Posted in History
Dave the Potter

David Drake was an enslaved African American in Edgefield, South Carolina during the first three quarters of the nineteenth century. He’s known today for the magnificent quality of the pots he made, the size of the pots, and he wrote poems on some of his pots—during an era...

Andrew Pickens | SC Hall of Fame

January 30, 2020 - Posted in History
Andrew Pickens

Watch an eight minute biography of the life of American Revolution militia leader and US Congressman, General Andrew Pickens. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program details Pickens' military...

SC African American History Calendar: February Honoree – Reubin Bookert

January 29, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar:  February Honoree – Reubin Bookert

Rear Admiral Reubin B. Bookert is a native of Columbia, S.C. He graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in 1968 and North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. degree. He also earned degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a...

Ronald Erwin McNair | SC Hall of Fame

January 28, 2020 - Posted in History
Ronald Erwin McNair

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Ronald McNair was the second African-American to go into space, and was part of the STS-51L crew that died when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift-off in January 28, 1986.

Andrew Jackson | SC Hall of Fame

January 23, 2020 - Posted in History
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina in 1767. He fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Jackson became a lawyer and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. He was the first Democrat elected U.S. President, serving from 1829-1837. During his...

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