Noted African Americans

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

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Dave the Potter | Carolina Snaps
Dave the Potter | Carolina Snaps

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At a time in history when teaching enslaved Africans to read and write was a punishable fine, Dave the Potter is recognized as the first to inscribe this work.
The Education of Harvey Gantt Learning Activity
The Education of Harvey Gantt Learning Activity

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In 1960, a talented African-American student from Charleston, Harvey Gantt, graduated from high school and decided to become an architect. Clemson College was the only school in South Carolina that...
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...