SC Hall of Fame

Mary McLeod Bethune

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Jackie Johnson
Mary McLeod Bethune

If there were a Mount Rushmore for African-Americans, Mary McLeod Bethune would definitely be on there. She is hailed as one of the most influential African-American educators and Civil Rights figures, during the first half of the 20th century. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was...

King Hagler

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Mark Adams
King Hagler

“King Hagler” was the leader of the Catawba Indian Nation. He had a reputation as peacekeeper with other tribes and colonists. In 1751, Hagler signed a treaty with the Six Nations. In 1756, Catawba Indians fought alongside George Washington during the French and Indian War...

Ernest Frederick Hollings

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Steve Folks
Ernest F. Hollings

Ernest “Fritz” Hollings was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1922. He graduated from The Citadel in 1942 and served as an artillery officer in World War Two. After the war, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. In 1958, at age 36, he was...

Jasper Johns

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Dave Adams
Jasper Johns

A glimpse into the life of ground-breaking artist Jasper Johns, tracing the origins of his highly stylistic work and the birth of an art movement.

John C. West

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by D. Kent
John C. West

John Carl West, Sr. served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. From 1977 to 1981, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Dizzy Gillespie

January 8, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by R. Taylor
Dizzy Gillespie

"From the Be to the Bop: The Musical Legacy of Dizzy Gillespie." An excerpt from South Carolina ETV's Carolina Stories.

Mary Simms Oliphant

January 8, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by W. Sellers
Mary Simms Oliphant

Mary Simms Oliphant (1891-1988), granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms, wrote the South Carolina History textbook used in public schools. She was Director of the State Public Library Association and received the state of South Carolina’s highest...

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