S.C. Portraits spotlights people who have made an impact on South Carolina history, including Robert Smalls, Mary McLeod Bethune, Modjesha Simkins, Philip Simmons, Charles Bolden, Dori Sanders, and Congressman James Clyburn.

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S.C. Portraits (Los retratos de Carolina del Sur) destaca a las personas que han tenido un impacto en la historia de Carolina del Sur, incluyendo Robert Smalls, Mary McLeod Bethune, Modjesha Simkins, Philip Simmons, Charles Bolden, Dori Sanders y el congresista James Clyburn

 

 

Congressman James Clyburn | Periscope
Congressman James Clyburn | Periscope

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James Clyburn grew up in Sumter, South Carolina. As a young man, he knew that someday he would be part of the political process in Washington, D.C. Today, he works in D.C. as a South Carolina...
Dori Sanders: Clover | Periscope
Dori Sanders: Clover | Periscope

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The setting for her first book, Clover, is a peach farm like the one Dori Sanders grew up on. Clover was published in 1990 and immediately became a best-seller. In the story, Clover is a 10-year-old...
Dori Sanders, Author | Periscope
Dori Sanders, Author | Periscope

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Dori Sanders' book Clover has been translated into five different languages and made into a Disney film. The story is set in the countryside of South Carolina, and told through the eyes of a 10-year...
Philip Simmons | Periscope
Philip Simmons | Periscope

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There are hundreds of Philip Simmons's gates and fences around Charleston. One of his gates hangs in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He has won national awards and was commissioned to...
Philip Simmons | Periscope
Philip Simmons | Periscope

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At the age of 12, Philip became an apprentice to a blacksmith. It was a hard job. Apprentices swept floors, shoed horses and worked simple pieces of iron while laboring around a hot forge. Only after...
Philip Simmons, Master Blacksmith | Periscope
Philip Simmons, Master Blacksmith | Periscope

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When Philip Simmons was a child, he liked to draw the wrought iron gates around Charleston, South Carolina. The spirals and loops he saw in the ironwork inspired his artistic abilities. Philip would...
Bethune-Cookman College | Periscope
Bethune-Cookman College | Periscope

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Mary continued to open more schools, created a hospital and promoted voting rights for African Americans. President Franklin D. Roosevelt invited her to become an advisor in 1936. Her job required her...
Bethune School | Periscope
Bethune School | Periscope

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In 1904, Mary McLeod Bethune began a school for poor African American children in Daytona, Florida. With only $1.50 to start the school, she had to be very creative. The desks were made from packing...