G. Late 20th & Early 21st Centuries

1945 to present

Meet South Carolinians who made significant contribution during Cold War America (1945-1991) and The Civil Rights Movement (1947 - 1972). Also meet the outstanding South Carolinians from the world of politics, economics, sports, literature and the arts.

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Anne Worsham Richardson | SC Hall of Fame
Anne Worsham Richardson | SC Hall of Fame

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Known as the “Charleston Bird Lady,” Anne Worsham Richardson (1919-2012), renowned wildlife artist, was sometimes dubbed the Audubon of her time. No other South Carolinian has done more to portray the...
Benjamin Mays | S.C. Hall of Fame
Benjamin Mays | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Benjamin Mays (1894-1984) was a minister, educator, scholar and social activist. He was known as the "Father of the Civil Rights Movement."
Bobby Richardson | S.C. Hall of Fame
Bobby Richardson | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Bobby Richardson, native of Sumter, South Carolina, played second base for the New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. He won the Gold Glove Award five times and was selected to the American League All...
Cale Yarborough | S.C. Hall of Fame
Cale Yarborough | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Cale Yarborough was born in 1939 and grew up on a farm in Sardis, South Carolina. He entered his first NASCAR race in 1957 and won the Darlington 500 in 1968. Yarborough won the Daytona 500 four times...
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin | S.C. Hall of Fame
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Joseph Louis Bernardin was born in 1928 in Columbia, South Carolina, where there were not many Catholics. He was the son of Italian immigrants, with a younger sister Elaine. He was baptized and...
Carlisle Floyd | S.C. Hall of Fame
Carlisle Floyd | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Carlisle Floyd is one of the foremost composers and librettists of opera in the United States. Born in Latta, South Carolina in 1926, Floyd earned degrees in piano and composition at Syracuse...
Charles Bolden | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Bolden | S.C. Hall of Fame

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One of three astronauts inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Bolden, Jr. flew on four space shuttle missions while an astronaut, and in 2009 was appointed by President Obama to be...
Charles Duke | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Duke | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Duke, Jr. is one of only twelve people to ever walk on the Moon as part of the historic Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke...
Charles Townes | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Townes | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Charles H. Townes was born in Greenville, South Carolina, July 28, 1915, and grew up on a farm. Townes studied at Furman and Duke Universities, then headed west to Cal Tech. After getting his Ph.D...
Darla Moore | SC Hall of Fame
Darla Moore | SC Hall of Fame

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Darla Moore was born and raised near Lake City, South Carolina, growing up on the family cotton, soybean and tobacco farm. After graduating from Lake City High School, she attended the University of...