The Sea Pines Plantation Company was incorporated in 1957 by Charles E. Fraser of Georgia to develop the southern third of Hilton Head Island into a residential, recreational, and resort community. Read the Entry »

Along with his zeal in promoting agriculture, Seabrook was one of South Carolina’s most vocal defenders of slavery and states’ rights. Read the Entry »

December 20, 1860, the day in Charleston on which delegates at the South Carolina state convention voted unanimously to secede from the Union, is arguably the decisive moment in the state’s history. Read the Entry »

In the late 1840s the escalating sectional controversy over the expansion of slavery into the territory acquired from Mexico set in motion South Carolina’s secession crisis of 1850–1851. Read the Entry »

In April 1862 Union generals David Hunter and Henry Benham decided to assault Charleston by marching one wing across Johns Island and sailing another for Battery Island. Read the Entry »

The legalized segregation of the races in South Carolina arose as a part of white Carolinians’ long reaction to emancipation and Reconstruction. Read the Entry »

Seibels Bruce, a provider of property and casualty insurance products and related services, was founded in Columbia in 1869 by Edwin W. Seibels and J. B. Ezell and evolved into one of the South’s largest insurance firms. Read the Entry »

In a few months Seigler had created the Aiken County Girls’ Tomato Club, the first such group in the nation, and was attracting favorable attention from government and philanthropic groups. Read the Entry »

After winning awards for providing special textiles for the armed forces during World War II, Self established Greenwood Mills Inc., with offices in New York City, as his own selling house in 1946. Read the Entry »

After graduating from high school, Sellers left South Carolina in 1962 to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C. At Howard he met several student activists, including Stokely Carmichael, who would later become chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Read the Entry »