E. Reconstruction

Learn South Carolinians who lived during Reconstruction and the impact on the southern states after the American Civil War.

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David Bancroft Johnson | S.C. Hall of Fame
David Bancroft Johnson | S.C. Hall of Fame

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As Superintendent of Schools in Columbia, South Carolina, David Bancroft Johnson saw the need for an institution that would focus on training teachers. He received funds from Robert Winthrop and the...
James Lide Coker | S.C. Hall of Fame
James Lide Coker | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Born January 3, 1837, in Society Hill, James Lide Coker was a farmer, soldier, businessman, merchant, banker, railroad man, and industrialist. He was a planter in Hartsville until the Civil War began...
James Marion Sims | S.C. Hall of Fame
James Marion Sims | S.C. Hall of Fame

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James Marion Sims (1813-1883) was a medical doctor and surgeon who became known as the “Father of Modern Gynecology.” Sims was born in Lancaster, South Carolina, and practiced in Montgomery, Alabama...
Mary Simms Oliphant | S.C. Hall of Fame
Mary Simms Oliphant | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Mary Simms Oliphant (1891-1988), granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms, wrote the South Carolina History textbook used in public schools. She was Director of the State Public...
Robert Smalls | S.C. Hall of Fame
Robert Smalls | S.C. Hall of Fame

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In 1862, Robert Smalls, an enslaved crew-member of the CSS Planter, steals the boat, sails it past the heavily armed defenses of Charleston Harbor in South Carolina and delivers it into the hands of...
Thomas Green Clemson | S.C. Hall of Fame
Thomas Green Clemson | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Thomas Green Clemson was born in Philadelphia in 1807. In 1838 he married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun. Clemson served as U.S. ambassador to Belgium and later...
Wade Hampton |  S.C. Hall of Fame
Wade Hampton | S.C. Hall of Fame

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A short biography of the life of Civil War leader and Governor, General Wade Hampton. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program...