E. South Carolina Portraits

Portraits of South Carolina women who have made a contribution to SC history, including Sarah Grimke, Mary Oliphant, Septima Clark, Jean Hoefer Toal, and Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

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Sarah Grimké | Periscope
Sarah Grimké | Periscope

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Abolitionist Sarah Grimké was born into a wealthy slaveholding Charleston family in 1792. After experiencing the injustices of slavery firsthand, she became a noted speaker for the antislavery...
Mary Oliphant | Periscope
Mary Oliphant | Periscope

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The textbooks used today in the study of South Carolina history are influenced by the work of Mary C. Simms Oliphant. Her book The South Carolina Reader taught South Carolinians their state's history...
Septima Clark | Periscope
Septima Clark | Periscope

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In 1916, Septima Clark was a young African American teacher looking forward to her first teaching assignment in South Carolina. There, she learned firsthand about the poverty and inequality in...
Jean Hoefer Toal | Periscope
Jean Hoefer Toal | Periscope

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Jean Hoefer Toal was elected the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court on March 23, 2000. As Chief Justice, she presides over the highest court in South Carolina. Her court sets the rules...
Mamie "Peanut" Johnson | Periscope
Mamie "Peanut" Johnson | Periscope

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Mamie "Peanut" Johnson challenged the traditional role of female athletes by entering the men's Negro Major League in 1953. She was the only female pitcher and only one of three women to play in the...