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Darla Moore | SC Hall of Fame

March 26, 2020 - Posted in Digital
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 Digital 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...

Andrew Pickens | SC Hall of Fame

January 30, 2020 - Posted in Digital
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...

Ronald Erwin McNair | SC Hall of Fame

January 28, 2020 - Posted in Digital
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.

Benjamin Elijah Mays | SC Hall of Fame

January 16, 2020 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Benjamin Elijah Mays

Benjamin Mays (1894-1984) was a minister, educator, scholar and social activist. He was known as the "Father of the Civil Rights Movement." Mays was born the youngest in his family and his parents were both former slaves. He grew up in Epworth, South Carolina, just a few...

Julia Mood Peterkin | SC Hall of Fame

March 29, 2018 - Posted in Digital
photo of Julia Mood Peterkin, black and white

Julia Mood was born in Laurens County on Halloween 1880. Her mother died when she was two years old. Julia, as a teenager, attended Converse College and received a Masters degree at an early age. Julia moved to Fort Motte in Calhoun County to become a teacher. In 1903, she...

Thomas Pinckney | SC Hall of Fame

January 18, 2018 - Posted in Digital
Thomas Pinckney. Illustrated by James. H. Palmer, Jr

5-minute biography of statesman Thomas Pinckney. Through the use of interviews and historical illustrations, the documentary tells the story of this signer of the United States Constitution, military leader and political figure, and his contributions to South Carolina and...

James L. Petigru | SC Hall of Fame

May 11, 2017 - Posted in Digital
James L. Petigru

James Louis Petigru (1789-1863) was a lawyer, jurist, and Unionist politician known for his famous quote “South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum.” Petigru was born in Flatwoods, South Carolina and served in the South Carolina House of...

Eliza Lucas Pinckney | SC Hall of Fame

March 23, 2017 - Posted in Digital
Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Short biography of indigo planter and colonial entrepreneur Eliza Lucas Pinckney, another example of the enormous contribution the Pinckney family of South Carolina has made to the history of our state.

Coach John McKissick | SC Hall of Fame

January 11, 2016 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Coach John McKissick

Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country only dream about. As of 2012 he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. McKissick now holds the record for the most wins by a football coach on any level.

Francis Marion | SC Hall of Fame

January 11, 2016 - Posted in Digital by David Sanford Adams
Francis Marion

A historical visualization of Francis Marion's partisan campaigns during the American Revolution in South Carolina featuring the artwork of Illustrator James H. Palmer, Jr., combined with interviews of historians Walter Edgar, Roy Talbert, Christine Swager, Daniel...