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November highlights
Featured in November is content for Native American Heritage Month . New to the Native American Heritage collection is the video series The Ring People and a Let’s Go! virtual reality experience at the Catawba Cultural Center . Explore a multitude of career education resources in Career Explorations ! Also, visit our Veterans Day Collection to view series that commemorate the veterans who fought...
October Honoree - Oliver "Buddy" Pough
Before legendary Head Football Coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough oversaw his first practice at South Carolina State University (SC State), he was one of the top high school coaches in the Palmetto State. He led Fairfield Central High School to a perfect 15-0 record in 1996, claiming the Class AAA state title. As a result, he earned SC High School League Coach of the Year honors for his efforts. Then,...
SC African American History Calendar - September Honoree: Bessie Moody-Lawrence
Dr. Bessie Ayers Moody-Lawrence dedicated her entire life to education and the law. A prolific advocate, Dr. Moody-Lawrence integrated herself into every facet of society she could to achieve her passions. A member or leader to countless programs and committees, her actions earned her recognition and respect across the country. She was born on February 14, 1941 in Chester, S.C. to Robert Douglas...
mages of Henry Minton - SC African American History Calendar - August Honoree
Henry Minton was the visionary behind Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Commonly known as the Boulé, an ancient Greek term for a council of chiefs, Sigma Pi Phi was formally established on May 15, 1904, becoming the first African American Greek-letter fraternity. He envisioned a fraternity of men with similar academic and professional attributes, who would help improve the black community. Minton was born...
Patina Miller - SC African American History Calendar July Honoree
(Photo of Patina Miller in "Madam President" courtesy of Sarah Shatz/CBS.) Patina Miller is a celebrated actress, performer and singer. Born in the small town of Pageland, S.C. on November 6, Miller was raised with music. She grew up singing in her local church’s gospel choir and attended the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities. Miller went on to attend Carnegie Mellon University...
Images from SC African American History Calendar - June Honoree: Janice Marshall
Janice Wannamaker Marshall, a St. Matthews, S.C. native, is the daughter of Verna Wannamaker Abney. She is married to Dr. Henry Thomas Marshall Jr. and, together, are the proud parents to their only daughter. Marshall was educated in the Calhoun County Public School System before attending Claflin University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies. An intrepid leader, Marshall has received...

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