Harleston was a founding member of the Charleston chapter of the NAACP in 1917 and served as its first president; by the 1920s he had also established a solid reputation as a portrait artist. Read the Entry »

In 1904 Harley was elected to the South Carolina House from Barnwell County and served until 1908. In 1910, he was elected mayor of Barnwell, but he was forced to relinquish the position in 1918 because of a ruling that railroad lawyers could not hold public office. Read the Entry »

Harper’s congressional career representing South Carolina lasted from 1794 until 1801. Read the Entry »

In 1832 Harper was a delegate to the convention that nullified the tariff and quickly established himself as a leading figures in the nullification debate. Read the Entry »

The Quaker Oats Company hired Harrington to travel nationwide portraying “Aunt Jemima” and ultimately made her a national celebrity. Read the Entry »

When her husband reluctantly joined the state militia in late 1862, Emily maintained his journal in his absence. Her entries tell much about the struggles endured by Southern farm women in the midst of war. Read the Entry »

In 1977, at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, a titled European bought one of Harris’s Indian head pots for the unheard of price of $350. This sale made the handful of Catawba potters sit up and take notice. Read the Entry »

He was one of the most influential religious, social, and political leaders of the pre–Revolutionary War South. Read the Entry »

Hartsville blossomed between 1880 and 1920, primarily due to the efforts of James Lide Coker. Read the Entry »

As governor he advocated the construction of concrete highways and higher educational standards in the public schools. He was a confirmed, enthusiastic prohibitionist and was dismayed that the Eighteenth Amendment received lukewarm support in South Carolina. Read the Entry »