One of several southern journalists whose “liberal” views on desegregation and civil rights attracted national attention and local scorn, Ashmore won a Pulitzer Prize for his editorials opposing Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus’s attempt to stop the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957. Read the Entry »

The Ashwood Plantation project was a government sponsored agricultural community established as a resettlement site for tenant farmers displaced by the Great Depression. Read the Entry »

Among Asian religious traditions, those introduced by Indian immigrants—including Hindu, Jain, and Sikh groups—have probably had greater impact on South Carolina’s religious landscape. Read the Entry »

With cotton prices low and the boll weevil creeping ever closer, farmers in the “Ridge” counties of Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda began planting asparagus to supplement their dwindling cotton incomes. Read the Entry »

In 1782 the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States was organized in Philadelphia. The Associate Reformed Synod of the South, later called the General Synod, was organized in 1803 and became known as the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Read the Entry »

Atlantic Beach flourished during the 1940s and 1950s as one of the few places on the East Coast where black families could enjoy beach vacations during the era of segregation. Read the Entry »

Also known as Little Carpenter, he was an influential leader of the Cherokees in the mid-1700s. Read the Entry »

Atwater gained his reputation as a shrewd yet negative campaigner willing to use almost any tactic to get his candidate elected. Read the Entry »

The dish is typical of the traditional lowcountry kitchen, and it accompanies the area’s unique, elaborate rice dishes. Read the Entry »

The original edition of The Birds of America established Audubon’s reputation as America’s leading nature artist. Read the Entry »