He made perhaps his greatest contribution to the city with the opening of the Cooper River Bridge in 1929. Grace was president of Cooper River Bridge, Inc., which built the bridge connecting Charleston with Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, and the Isle of Palms. Read the Entry »

Gragg has earned praise from historians and critics for his books that are rich with history and powerful in their message. Read the Entry »

Graham served one term in the South Carolina House before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives during the 1994 “Republican sweep,” in which the Republicans seized control of both the Senate and House for the first time in forty years. Read the Entry »

Granby was among the first important trading posts in the South Carolina interior. The town originated as a large Indian village on Congaree Creek. Read the Entry »

From its earliest days, the coast was promoted as a family resort. The first visitors were middle-class and blue-collar families from the Carolinas seeking a summer getaway in their own “backyard.” Read the Entry »

After some initial teething, the company quickly proved highly prosperous, producing shirting and sheeting that sold well in markets as far away as Philadelphia and New York. Graniteville was also unusual in that it employed the labor of free white laborers, mostly women and teenaged children, at a time when most southern manufacturers used the labor of black slaves. Read the Entry »

West Africans transported to South Carolina as slaves had their own belief system regarding death, burial, and the power of the living and the dead. Read the Entry »

The Grays were influential civic leaders, devoted Methodists, conservative Democrats, and contributors to the industrial development of their town. Read the Entry »

Grayson is best remembered for his proslavery verse, The Hireling and the Slave (1854), a rejoinder (structured in heroic couplets) to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s depiction of slavery in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Read the Entry »

During the 1910s and 1920s, hundreds of thousands of African Americans left the South for the great urban centers of the Northeast and Midwest. Spurred by declining opportunities at home, this internal migration of African Americans in the United States, dubbed the “Great Migration” by historians, significantly altered the racial makeup of the South Carolina population. Read the Entry »