Jackson’s popularity among the masses, his strong personality and leadership, and his underappreciated political skills redefined and strengthened the presidency during his two terms. Read the Entry »

Jackson’s work earned her two Pulitzer Prize nominations and the award for National Conservation Writer of the Year. She also won an Alicia Patterson Fellowship to study the economics of southern Appalachia. Read the Entry »

During the 1965 voting rights march in Selma, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., offered Jackson a position with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Working with King also helped Jesse decide to become a preacher. Read the Entry »

Jackson is frequently regarded among the greatest natural hitters of all time. He was one of the game’s first modern power hitters, always taking a full swing with his hands together and consistently hitting for power. Read the Entry »

Jackson makes her baskets traditionally, from long coils of sweetgrass, pine needles, and bulrush, bound and woven with strong, flexible strips from the palmetto tree. Read the Entry »

The Jacksonborough Assembly’s most important work was its decision to confiscate Loyalist estates. Read the Entry »

Jakes has been a lifelong devotee of local theater as an actor, director, and scriptwriter of dramas and musicals. He was an early and regular benefactor of the Self Family Arts Center on Hilton Head Island. Read the Entry »

Despite his indisputable genius, Jamerson’s increasingly erratic behavior and drinking problems had lowered his standing with Motown by the 1970s. Read the Entry »

James gained his first military experience as a captain in the provincial militia during the Cherokee War (1759–1761). Read the Entry »

Jamestown was the first Huguenot settlement on the Santee River in what became Berkeley County, across the river from the Georgetown/Williamsburg county line. Read the Entry »