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  • Doris “Dorie” Miller was born on October 12, 1919 in Waco, Texas, the son of Connery  and Henrietta Miller. They were sharecroppers who would eventually become subsistence farmers and thus […]

    Doris “Dorie” Miller—-Rising to the Occasion

    Doris “Dorie” Miller was born on October 12, 1919 in Waco, Texas, the son of Connery  and Henrietta Miller. They were sharecroppers who would eventually become subsistence farmers and thus […]

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  • Birth:  Oct. 26, 1911 (New Orleans, Louisiana) Death: Jan. 27, 1972 (Evergreen Park, Illinois) Gospel performer and singer who had a powerful and expressive contralto voice. Her concerts and recordings gained worldwide recognition […]

    Mahalia Jackson

    Birth:  Oct. 26, 1911 (New Orleans, Louisiana) Death: Jan. 27, 1972 (Evergreen Park, Illinois) Gospel performer and singer who had a powerful and expressive contralto voice. Her concerts and recordings gained worldwide recognition […]

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  • A native of Gadsden, Heyward Bannister serves as director of Fannie Mae’s South Carolina Partnership office, which helps increase affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for low‑to‑middle income families and first‑time […]

    A Gadsdenite Inducted–SC Black Hall of Fame

    A native of Gadsden, Heyward Bannister serves as director of Fannie Mae’s South Carolina Partnership office, which helps increase affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for low‑to‑middle income families and first‑time […]

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  • Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, […]

    A Phenomenal Woman – Dr. Maya Angelou

    Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, […]

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  • Maude E. Callen was a nurse and midwife in the South Carolina Lowcountry (Berkeley County) for over 60 years. She became famous when her work was brought to national attention […]

    MAUDE EVELYN CALLEN (1898‐1990)

    Maude E. Callen was a nurse and midwife in the South Carolina Lowcountry (Berkeley County) for over 60 years. She became famous when her work was brought to national attention […]

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  • AND THE PURSUIT OF EQUAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The impact of the Brown decision was felt almost immediately in South Carolina. Recognizing the opening created by the verdict, state NAACP officials […]

    BEFORE ROSA PARKS: SARAH MAE FLEMMING

    AND THE PURSUIT OF EQUAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The impact of the Brown decision was felt almost immediately in South Carolina. Recognizing the opening created by the verdict, state NAACP officials […]

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  • In 1792, 400 of the 600 workers who built the White House and the U.S. Capitol were locally recruited slaves, their five-dollar-a-month wage pocketed by their owners despite them working […]

    The Last Plantation

    In 1792, 400 of the 600 workers who built the White House and the U.S. Capitol were locally recruited slaves, their five-dollar-a-month wage pocketed by their owners despite them working […]

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  • Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian activist who led a women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to her country’s long civil war, a story depicted in the film Pray […]

    Leymah Gbowee 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian activist who led a women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to her country’s long civil war, a story depicted in the film Pray […]

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  • Johnnie McFadden, PhD, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Professor at the University of South Carolina, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, the only son of five children of Jerry McFadden and […]

    Celebrating Education…

    Johnnie McFadden, PhD, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Professor at the University of South Carolina, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, the only son of five children of Jerry McFadden and […]

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  • Smalls abhorred slavery and desired to be free. He was a “trusted” slave and had obtained a position on the Planter as a wheelman. He used his status to flee […]

    Robert Smalls, South Carolina Hero…

    Smalls abhorred slavery and desired to be free. He was a “trusted” slave and had obtained a position on the Planter as a wheelman. He used his status to flee […]

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