On August 18, 1775, at twelve o’clock noon, Jeremiah was brought before the gallows in Charleston. Before the noose could be tightened around his neck, he proclaimed his innocence and told his accusers that “God’s judgment would one day overtake them for shedding his innocent blood.” Read the Entry »

After the Civil War, he represented Union as a delegate to the 1872 Taxpayers’ Convention and in the S.C. Senate from 1872 to 1882. From 1877 to 1880, he was elected president pro tempore of the Senate. Read the Entry »

Following the Revolutionary War, South Carolina’s Jewish population surged. When Columbia became the state capital in 1786, seven Jewish men from Charleston were among the first to buy town lots. Read the Entry »

The joggling board is a tradition with a long history in South Carolina. While the origin of the joggling board has fallen into the murkiness of local legend, they were quite common on the coast by the 1880s. Read the Entry »

Hollingsworth left his estate, valued at about $300 million, to the Hollingsworth Foundation with the provision that the profits go to various nonprofits such as Furman University and the Young Men’s Christian Association of Greenville. Read the Entry »

The John de la Howe School continues as a state-funded group childcare facility that houses both residential and wilderness programs for approximately 150 school-age children per year who come from families in crisis and are placed for nine to twelve months. Read the Entry »

The present church was built in 1822–1823 under the leadership of Pastor Elipha White. It bears many similarities to Episcopal churches, including clear glass windows with semicircular windows above. Read the Entry »

Johns’s career falls into three broad periods: early work characterized by great detachment, abstract work from the early 1960s and 1970s that often emphasizes patterns, and imagery from the 1980s that is more personal and based on early recollections. Read the Entry »

Johnson attributed his stature as a jurist as based on “a well founded knowledge of the general principles of law, and a sound discretionary judgment in their application with the honest purpose of attaining the truth.” Read the Entry »

Johnson served only one term in the legislature. Subsequently she was a Methodist missionary for three years, teaching home economics to women in India. Read the Entry »