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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...

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...

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...

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...

Elizabeth Boatwright Coker | SC Hall of Fame

March 15, 2018 - Posted in History
screenshot of Elizabeth Boatwright Coker at an interview

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 from Converse College and moved to New York City where she modeled hats and...

William Jennings Bryan Dorn | SC Hall of Fame

June 29, 2017 - Posted in History
Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn

William Jennings Bryan Dorn (1916-2005) was a United States Congressman from Greenwood, South Carolina, known for his work on the GI Bill, Keowee-Toxaway Project, and the creation of Lakes Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond

Ann Pamela Cunningham | SC Hall of Fame

March 30, 2017 - Posted in History
Ann Pamela Cunningham

Ann Pamela Cunningham (1816-1868) was a South Carolinian from Laurens County who led the effort to restore and preserve Mount Vernon, George Washington’s ancestral home in Virginia. She served as First Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union.

Mary Boykin Chestnut | SC Hall of Fame

March 9, 2017 - Posted in History
Mary Boykin Chestnut

5-minute biography of the life of American Civil War era diarist Mary Chestnut. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program details the events surrounding Chestnut’s life and her contributions to South...

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. | SC Hall of Fame

February 23, 2017 - Posted in History
Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Bolden, Jr. flew on four historic Space Shuttle missions in the 1980's and 90's, and became the first African-American to lead NASA as NASA Administrator.

Pat Conroy | SC Hall of Fame

March 5, 2016 - Posted in History by Betsy Newman
Pat Conroy

The South Carolina Hall of Fame profiles author Pat Conroy.

Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr. | SC Hall of Fame

January 26, 2016 - Posted in History by Mark Adams
Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Duke, Jr. is one of only twelve people to ever walk on the Moon as part of the historic Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke, Jr. was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 3, 1935. He attended...