Though he was a lawyer rather than a farmer, Evans had strong ties to the “Reform” or “Farmers’” movement of Benjamin R. Tillman. Read the Entry »

During the Depression, Evans concentrated on providing maternity and infant health care after federal funds for those services ceased. Read the Entry »

Everett drew on his experiences as a young African American growing up in Columbia in his first novel, Suder (1983), which received laudatory reviews across the United States. Read the Entry »

In South Carolina, the Alliance movement “swept over our state like a wave” in the late 1880s, first appearing in the Pee Dee region. Read the Entry »

Fields was active in many organizations that focused on improving conditions and opportunities for African Americans. Read the Entry »

Figg’s involvement with the S.C. Ports Authority continued for nearly thirty years. He served as its legal counsel and an adviser to its management. Read the Entry »

In 1997 Finney was promoted to the rank of associate professor at the University of Kentucky and also published a short-story cycle, Heartwood, which is about overcoming racial anger, fears, and prejudice in a small community by relying on the soundness of an individual’s duramen or “heartwood.” Read the Entry »

The regiment spent most of the war participating in various expeditions, skirmishing, or serving on garrison duty along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Read the Entry »

At the heart of the cooking are the foods that grow well in the state, supplemented by wild fish and game. Read the Entry »

Named to the team as an alternate, Frazier got his chance when a hand injury forced Mathis to yield his position on the American team. Frazier defeated Hans Huber of Germany to win the gold medal. Read the Entry »