History

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]

January 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]. A native Charlestonian, Brewton’s powerful family was allied to banking, enabling him to establish a career in finance and trade. Twice during the 1750s, he traveled to England to finish his education and establish commercial ties...

"A" is for Asparagus

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Asparagus. Asparagus was an important cash crop in South Carolina from the 1910s until the mid-1930s.With cotton prices low and the boll weevil creeping closer, farmers in the "Ridge" counties of Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda began planting asparagus to supplement...

"C" is for Chalmers, Lionel [1715-1777]

January 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Chalmers, Lionel [1715-1777]. Physician. Scientist. A native of Scotland, Chalmers was in Charleston in 1737 where he established a modest practice. In 1740 he entered into partnership with Dr. John Lining. Lining had been recording weather data for years...

"B" is for Bennett, Thomas, Jr. [1781-1865]. Governor

January 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Bennett, Thomas, Jr. [1781-1865]. Governor. With his father, Bennett built a lucrative lumber and rice mill business in Charleston. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce and served as a director of the Bank of the State of South Carolina, and the Louisville,...

"W" is for Wright, Mary Honor Farrow

December 29, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"W" is for Wright, Mary Honor Farrow [1862-1946]. Educator. Born into slavery in Spartanburg County, Wright received her early education from northern teachers who came to South Carolina after the Civil War. In 1879, after graduating from Claflin University, she accepted...

"K" is for Kershaw, Joseph Brevard

December 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"K" is for Kershaw, Joseph Brevard [1822-1894]. Soldier, Jurist. Kershaw, a native of Camden, was a member of the General Assembly and of the Secession Convention. In April 1861 he was a colonel of the Second South Carolina Regiment which played an active role in the...

"J" is for Jakes, John

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"J" is for Jakes, John [b. 1932]. Novelist. Born in Illinois, Jakes is a nationally known best-selling novelist and historian. For several decades, he maintained his primary residence on Hilton Head Island. After graduating from DePauw University, he spent a number of years...

"I" is for indigo

December 25, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"I" is for indigo. Indigo, a plant that produces a blue dye was an important part of 18th century South Carolina's economy. It was grown commercially from 1747 till 1800 and was second only to rice in export value. Eliza Lucas Pinckney experimented with its cultivation in...

Historic Marker Helps Uncover Military History Buried at Columbia Cemetery

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
An historic marker honoring the 371st Infantry now stands at Childs Cemetery in Columbia.

For those who love military history, the date September 28, now carries an additional significance. It’s the date Cpl. Freddie Stowers was killed in battle. Stowers was an Anderson County native and a member of the 371st Infantry Regiment, the first African-American unit to...

"D" is for Doby, Lawrence Edward.

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "D" is for Doby, Lawrence Edward.

"C" is for Central, SC

December 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"C" is for Central, SC.

Remembering Chief Justice Ernest Finney

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney, Jr.

Justice Ernest A. Finney, Jr. , South Carolina's first Africa-American chief justice, has died Sunday, December 3, 2017. He was 86. Finney was one of just a handful of black lawyers in the state when he graduated from the South Carolina State College School of Law in 1954...

"A" is for Ashwood Plantation

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Ashwood Plantation.

"E" is for Ensore, Joshua Fulton

December 4, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"E" is for Ensore, Joshua Fulton.

"C" is for Cainhoy Riot

November 24, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Cainhoy Riot. The Cainhoy Riot was one of the many deadly frays involving white gun clubs and African American militiamen that erupted during the 1876 gubernatorial campaign. A Republican political meeting was scheduled for October 16th at Brick House some thirty...

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