SC African American History Calendar

SC African American History Calendar: June Honoree – James S. Hall

May 28, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: June Honoree – James S. Hall

Reverend James S. Hall Jr. was born in 1932, in Marion, S.C. to Reverend James S. Hall Sr. and Mrs. Eliza Hall. Hall attended primary school in Marion and then earned a B.S. in Education and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Morris College in Sumter, S.C.

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...

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...

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...

SC African American History Calendar: January Honoree - Vivian Ayers Allen

January 1, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: January Honoree - Vivian Ayers Allen

A native of Chester, S.C., Dr. Vivian Ayers Allen is a poet, cultural activist, and American classicist. A 1939 graduate of the historic Brainerd Institute in Chester, Dr. Ayers attended Barber-Scotia College and Bennett College. Dr. Ayers has also received Honorary...

SC African American History Calendar: December Honoree - Isaac Washington

December 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: December Honoree - Isaac Washington

Isaac Washington Sr., son of Oliver and Elizabeth S. Washington, was born in Columbia, S.C., in 1942. He is a graduate of C.A. Johnson High School and Benedict College. As a high school and college student, he participated in numerous civil rights marches, sit-ins and other...

SC African American History Calendar: November Honoree - Henrietta Snype

October 27, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
November 2019 Honoree Henrietta Snype

A true artist and craftswoman, Henrietta Snype is a master sweetgrass basket weaver and educator. She is devoted to the education and revival of a culture rich in tradition.

SC African American History Calendar- October Honoree: Oliver "Buddy" Pough

September 25, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: October Honoree - Oliver "Buddy" Pough

Before legendary Head Football Coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough oversaw his first practice at South Carolina State University (SC State), he was one of the top high school coaches in the Palmetto State. He led Fairfield Central High School to a perfect 15-0 record in 1996,...

SC African American History Calendar - September Honoree: Bessie Moody-Lawrence

August 29, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar - September Honoree: Bessie Moody-Lawrence

Dr. Bessie Ayers Moody-Lawrence dedicated her entire life to education and the law. A prolific advocate, Dr. Moody-Lawrence integrated herself into every facet of society she could to achieve her passions. A member or leader to countless programs and committees, her actions...

SC African American History Calendar - August Honoree: Henry Minton

August 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Sarah Pritchard
Images of Henry Minton - SC African American History Calendar - August Honoree

Henry Minton was the visionary behind Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Commonly known as the Boulé, an ancient Greek term for a council of chiefs, Sigma Pi Phi was formally established on May 15, 1904, becoming the first African American Greek-letter fraternity. He envisioned a...

SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

June 15, 2019 - Posted in History by Sarah Pritchard
SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

(Photo of Patina Miller in "Madam President" courtesy of Sarah Shatz/CBS.) Patina Miller is a celebrated actress, performer and singer. Born in the small town of Pageland, S.C. on November 6, Miller was raised with music. She grew up singing in her local church’s gospel...

SC African American History Calendar - June Honoree: Janice Marshall

May 27, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
Images from SC African American History Calendar - June Honoree: Janice Marshall

Janice Wannamaker Marshall, a St. Matthews, S.C. native, is the daughter of Verna Wannamaker Abney. She is married to Dr. Henry Thomas Marshall Jr. and, together, are the proud parents to their only daughter. Marshall was educated in the Calhoun County Public School System...

SC African American History Calendar - May Honoree: Jannie Harriot

April 20, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar - May Honoree: Jannie Harriot

Jannie Harriot, daughter of the late James and Marvell Bradley Harriot, was born in Wilmington, N.C. and grew up in Hartsville, S.C. She graduated from Butler High School in Hartsville and attended Talladega College in Alabama. She went on to receive a B.S. from...

SC African American History Calendar - April Honorees: Ethel and Maxie Gordon

March 26, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar for April - Ethel and Maxie Gordon

For more than 40 years, Drs. Maxie S. and Ethel M. Gordon championed desegregation. The Gordons contributed across a multitude of platforms: First Calvary Baptist Church, Benedict College, Morris College, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the NAACP, the S.C. Human...

SC African American History Calendar - March Honoree: Lottie Gibson

February 22, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
Images from SC African American History Calendar and video of Lottie Gibson

For more than 60 years, Lottie Gibson was a one-woman crusader for Greenville’s poor and disenfranchised. Gibson was an outspoken social activist, widely known and respected for her work with families who were homeless and bereaved. She cut through the red tape to provide...

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