VideoAlthough best known as fierce abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimké were the first South Carolina Women to publicly advocate for women's suffrage.
Women's History Month is celebrated in March. Our Women's History Collection features women from many walks of life!
This collection is also useful for the following observances:
- International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 each year.
- Women's Equality Day is celebrated on August 26 each year.
- International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on October 11 each year.
Within this Collection
Grimké Sisters | Carolina Snaps
Rollin Sisters | Carolina Snaps
VideoBorn into a free black family during Reconstruction, the Rollin sisters played a pivotal role in advancing women's suffrage in South Carolina. Frances, Lottie, and Louisa were prominent activists...
Georgia O'Keeffe | Carolina Snaps
VideoDiscover the artistic journey of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most renowned modern artists, and her significant ties to South Carolina.
Elizabeth Evelyn Wright | Carolina Snaps
VideoElizabeth Evelyn Wright’s dream of establishing a school in South Carolina would come true in 1897. Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute, had a deep desire to open a school where...
Julia Mood Peterkin | Carolina Snaps
VideoJulia Mood Peterkin’ stories of plantation life and realistic African American characters captured the world’s attention. Julia Mood was born in Laurens County on Halloween in 1880. Her mother died...
Darla Moore | Carolina Snaps
VideoDid you know Darla Moore was the first woman featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine and was listed as one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”? Born and raised in Lake City, South...
Maude Callen | Carolina Snaps
VideoOrphaned at the age of six, Maude Callen, became an “Angel in Twilight” to many as she singlehandedly brought health care to a poverty-stricken community. After becoming orphaned, Maude went to live...
Who Was Sacagawea? | History In A Nutshell
PhotoNote for educators regarding Sacagawea: According to scholars, the pronunciation of Sacagawea as Sak-a-JA-wee-ah is incorrect. The more historically correct way to pronounce her name is with a hard G-...
Who Was Watkuweis? | History In A Nutshell
PhotoIn September 1805, the starving, freezing and exhausted members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition had survived the brutal crossing of the Bitterroot Mountains. Upon arrival on the other side, the...
Women's Suffrage Movement Trivia Quiz - Teacher Resource | History in a Nutshell
DocumentThis quiz will test your knowledge on the history of Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.! How much do you know about the history behind women gaining the right to vote in the U.S.? Find out via the quiz...