Chapin, Sarah Flournoy Moore | South Carolina Public Radio


"C" is for Chapin, Sarah Flournoy Moore [ca. 1830-1896]. Temperance leader; social reformer. Known as Sallie F. Chapin, she became one of South Carolina's most visible 19th century women leaders. During the Civil War, she served as president of the Soldier’s Relief Society and after the war as leader of the Ladies Christian Association. In 1880 she organized the first local chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union in South Carolina in Charleston. Within two years Chapin had helped organize chapters in Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, Blackville, Orangeburg, Abbeville, and Union. In 1883 she spearheaded the organization of the South Carolina WCTU and it became the first state chapter of the organization in the South. From 1883 to 1889 she served as national superintendent of the WCTU's Southern Department. Sarah Flournoy Moore Chapin was president of the South Carolina WCTU from 1883 until her death.

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