Noted African Americans

Learn about noted African Americans, many born in South Carolina, with local and national accomplishments.

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Born To Rebel, Driven To Excel Learning Activity
Born To Rebel, Driven To Excel Learning Activity

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Dr. Benjamin Mays, educator, minister, and scholar, is seen as one of the most significant figures in American history. His influence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would cause America to change its...
Darius Rucker | SC Hall of Fame
Darius Rucker | SC Hall of Fame

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Darius Rucker (Darius Carlos Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American singer and songwriter. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which...
Leo Twiggs | SC Hall of Fame
Leo Twiggs | SC Hall of Fame

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Leo Franklin Twiggs (born 1934 in St. Stephen, South Carolina) is an American batik artist. He taught from 1973 until 1998 at South Carolina State University. He was the first visual artist to receive...
Evelyn Wright | SC Hall of Fame
Evelyn Wright | SC Hall of Fame

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Elizabeth Evelyn Wright was born April 3, 1872 in Talbotton, Georgia. While being educated, she learned about Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute and Booker T. Washington. In 1888, Wright...