English and Scots settlers arrived in the region in the late 1600s, where they withstood Spanish attacks and the Yamassee War of 1715 to prevail and lay the foundation for future settlement. Read the Entry »

Jasper became a national hero as a character in the historical novel by Mason L. Weems, The Life of Gen. Francis Marion (1809). Read the Entry »

South Carolina has been home to an impressive number of nationally prominent jazz figures as well as the site of many high-caliber jazz activities, including major festivals, comprehensive jazz education programs, and even an award-winning radio show. Read the Entry »

Jeanes Teachers encouraged self-sufficiency. They taught students and their families to sew, bake, and do carpentry. Read the Entry »

In the S.C. Senate, Jefferies quickly attained power and influence. He became part of the loose coalition of fiscally conservative lowcountry legislators known as the “Barnwell Ring.” Read the Entry »

As many as five Jenkins Orphanage bands were on tour during the summers of the 1920s. Read the Entry »

Jenkins’s greatest contribution to Charleston, however, was the founding of the Jenkins Orphanage. Read the Entry »

Jenkins’s work as a bluegrass banjo pioneer became better known after Mike Seeger placed four of his numbers on the Folkways album American Banjo Scruggs Style. Read the Entry »

Jenkins took advantage of the growing popularity of jazz in London and played clarinet in dance orchestras to support himself while he continued his classical music studies. Read the Entry »

When Jenkins saw the injustices that affected black children on Johns Island, he bused his children and others to public schools in Charleston. Read the Entry »