02/23/2017 in: Technology
SC Hall of Fame
02/16/2017 in: Technology
02/09/2017 in: Education
Marian Wright Edelman is founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation’s strongest advocacy group for children and families. Born in 1939 in Bennettsville, South Carolina, she attended Spelman College and Yale Law School. In the sixties, she was active in the civil rights movement in Mississippi and worked with Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy to assist poor people.
02/02/2017 in: Arts & Culture
A Charleston native, Philip Simmons (1912-2009) was famous for his decorative ironwork pieces, which are featured throughout Charleston and in various other parts of the world. When he began his career, blacksmiths in Charleston made everyday household objects, such as horseshoes. By the time he retired 77 years later, the craft was considered an art form, rather than a practical profession.
01/26/2017 in: Politics
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11/15/2016 in: Politics
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Riley served six years in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was elected Mayor of Charleston in 1975. He served ten four-year terms as Mayor, leading the city in areas of cultural diversity, the arts, tourism, economic development, and city planning. He also shepherded Charleston through the ravages of Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and the Emanuel Church shootings in 2015.
10/04/2016 in: Arts & Culture
Susan Pringle Frost dedicated her life to making sure that Charleston’s historic architectural beauty would be preserved. Born in Charleston to wealthy parents in 1873, she lived in the Miles Brewton House on King Street. When her family’s fortune dwindled, Frost got a job as a stenographer. Working for architect Bradford Lee Gilbert, she discovered she had a taste for historic architecture. Later as a U.S. District Court stenographer, she became interested in the women’s suffrage movement.
10/04/2016 in: Business & Economy
Darla Moore was born and raised near Lake City, South Carolina, growing up on the family cotton, soybean and tobacco farm. After graduating from Lake City High School, she attended the University of South Carolina to study political science, later working for the Republican National Committee in Washington. In 1982, Moore gained her MBA from George Washington University and moved to New York City where she became become one of the most successful and highest paid women in the banking industry. She was the first woman featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine, and was listed as one of For