Holman enjoyed a lofty position among scholars of American literature. Embracing his southern roots and a sense of the tragic, he gave a major part of his scholarly effort to southern writing. Read the Entry »

On March 29, 1916, after the return to Greenville, the school took the name Holmes Bible and Missionary Institute. For many years it operated on the “faith principle” whereby students did not pay set fees but whatever they could afford. Read the Entry »

For Holmes, interest in farming eventually gave way to his fascination with fossils, especially marine invertebrates, and by 1845 he had amassed a huge collection that gained attention from many naturalists. Read the Entry »

Holmes began to ponder Pentecostal experience when he read about hundreds receiving the gifts of the spirit at a revival in Los Angeles in 1906, and he began to identify himself as a Pentecostal after attending a revival meeting in West Union in 1907 at the urging of one of the students at his school. Read the Entry »

The majority of home-schooled children in South Carolina are from white, middle-class, evangelical Protestant families, although African American and Hispanic families are choosing to home school in increasing numbers. Read the Entry »

As the town entered the twenty-first century, the Chiquola Mill continued as Honea Path’s largest employer. However, the town had diversified its economy somewhat. Read the Entry »

Federal forces at Port Royal initiated the campaign in the fall of 1864 to support the movement of General William Tecumseh Sherman’s army against Savannah. Read the Entry »

In the early 1900s Washington zoologist Charles W. Stiles exploded the shiftless-southerners thesis and showed that their traits had a biological basis: infestation by a worm, Necator americanis, which was native to Africa and had migrated west with the slaves. Read the Entry »

In 1996 the group performed a live, nationally televised concert on the Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina campus. Read the Entry »

By January 1887 Hover formed his own organization, the Co-operative Workers of America (CWA), in order both to achieve major reforms in labor laws and to establish cooperative stores. Read the Entry »