Women in Education

Find out about women educators who made a difference in the lives of those whom they influenced! 

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Evelyn Wright | S.C. Hall of Fame
Evelyn Wright | S.C. 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...
Keisha Hawes | Women Vision SC
Keisha Hawes | Women Vision SC

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Keisha Hawes was age 31 when she had a heart attack. She was a wife and mother, who was holding down several part-time jobs in the Charleston area to help to make ends meet. She has taken the...
Anita Singleton-Prather | Women Vision SC
Anita Singleton-Prather | Women Vision SC

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Anita Singleton-Prather grew up thinking she would study law and become a civil rights attorney. Instead she became a master storyteller, author and educator. Her work has influenced civil rights and...
Elaine Freeman  |  Women Vision SC
Elaine Freeman | Women Vision SC

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Elaine Freeman founded the ETV Endowment from her dining room table. For over 40 years, the member organization has funded and supported programming on SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio. Freeman...
Inez Tenenbaum  | Women Vision SC
Inez Tenenbaum | Women Vision SC

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Inez Tenenbaum entered law school in her 30s. She cashed out her state retirement to pay for her first year of law school. That was a turning point in her life, and she credits that move for later...
Karen Alexander | Women Vision SC
Karen Alexander | Women Vision SC

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As Karen Alexander approached her 40th birthday, she took a risk and “stepped out on faith,” mortgaging her house, spending her savings and investments to launch the Auntie Karen Foundation. Her love...
Wofford, Kate Vixon | South Carolina Public Radio
Wofford, Kate Vixon | South Carolina Public Radio

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“W” is for Wofford, Kate Vixon [1894-1954]. Educator. After graduating from Winthrop College, Wofford taught at Laurens High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War I. Returning to Laurens...