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Charles H. Townes | SC Hall of Fame

May 28, 2020 - Posted in History
Charles H. Townes

Charles H. Townes was born in Greenville, South Carolina, July 28, 1915, and grew up on a farm. Townes studied at Furman and Duke Universities, then headed west to Cal Tech. After getting his Ph.D., Townes moved back east to work for Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. As...

David Bancroft Johnson

May 26, 2020 - Posted in History
David Bancroft Johnson

As Superintendent of Schools in Columbia, South Carolina, David Bancroft Johnson saw the need for an institution that would focus on training teachers. He received funds from Robert Winthrop and the Peabody Education Board in Boston, Massachusetts, and founded Winthrop...

William "Singing Billy" Walker​​

May 23, 2020 - Posted in History
William "Singing Billy" Walker​​

"Amazing Grace: The Story of William "Singing Billy" Walker is about the Spartanburg resident, religious music composer and publisher. Walker became famous in the mid 1800's for changing the way people learned to sing traditional hymns. William Walker became famous for...

Thomas Green Clemson

May 22, 2020 - Posted in History
Thomas Green Clemson

Thomas Green Clemson was born in Philadelphia in 1807. In 1838 he married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun. Clemson served as U.S. ambassador to Belgium and later Superintendent of Agricultural Affairs in Washington. After the Civil War...

Charles Pinckney | SC Hall of Fame

May 21, 2020 - Posted in History
Charles Pinckney

Statesman Charles Pinckney's beliefs helped forge the United States Constitution. Fluent in five languages, yet educated and reared entirely on South Carolina soil, this man was elected four times to serve as Governor of South Carolina. He was a South Carolina state...

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney | SC Hall of Fame

May 14, 2020 - Posted in History
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

5-minute historical visualization of the biography of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney who is an example of the enormous contribution South Carolinians made to the formation of the government of the United States and our way of life, told through the accounts of researchers and...

Carlisle Floyd | SC Hall of Fame

May 7, 2020 - Posted in History
Carlisle Floyd

Carlisle Floyd is one of the foremost composers and librettists of opera in the United States. Born in Latta, South Carolina in 1926, Floyd earned degrees in piano and composition at Syracuse University. He began his teaching career in 1947 at Florida State University,...

Cale Yarborough | SC Hall of Fame

April 30, 2020 - Posted in History
Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough was born in 1939 and grew up on a farm in Sardis, South Carolina. He entered his first NASCAR race in 1957 and won the Darlington 500 in 1968. Yarborough won the Daytona 500 four times and won the national championship (Winston Cup) three years in a row (...

Bobby Richardson | SC Hall of Fame

April 23, 2020 - Posted in History
Bobby Richardson

Bobby Richardson, native of Sumter, South Carolina, played second base for the New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. He won the Gold Glove Award five times and was selected to the American League All-Star team eight times. Richardson played in seven World Series. He is the...

Bernard Mannes Baruch | SC Hall of Fame

April 16, 2020 - Posted in History
Bernard Mannes Baruch

Bernard Mannes Baruch was by all accounts one of the most famous and influential Americans of his era -- and certainly one of the wealthiest. Born in South Carolina in 1870, Baruch was a governor of the New York Stock Exchange by the age of thirty-three, amassing millions...

Lucile Godbold | SC Hall of Fame

April 10, 2020 - Posted in History
photo of Lucile Godbold, color

Lucile "Miss Ludy" Ellerbe Godbold (1900-1981) is a distinguished American athlete and educator from Estill, South Carolina. Her accomplishments paved the way for female athletes around the world. This nine minute piece chronicles her successes using a vast array of...

Arthur Middleton | SC Hall of Fame

April 9, 2020 - Posted in History
Arthur Middleton

A brief biography of the life of Arthur Middleton, statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Through the use of archival materials, scholar interviews, and historic landmarks and reenactments, this program details the events surrounding Middleton’s life and...

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...

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...

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