South Carolina Hall of Fame

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The S.C. Hall of Fame was founded in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1973 to recognize and honor contemporary and past citizens who have made outstanding contributions to South Carolina's heritage, history and progress.

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John Rutledge | S.C. Hall of Fame
John Rutledge | S.C. Hall of Fame

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5-minute historical profile of the life of statesman John Rutledge, South Carolina’s first Governor and delegate to the Constitutional Convention.
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. |  SC Hall of Fame
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. | SC Hall of Fame

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Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law.Riley served six years in the South Carolina House of...
Julia Mood Peterkin | S.C. Hall of Fame
Julia Mood Peterkin | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Julia Mood was born in Laurens County on Halloween 1880. Her mother died when she was two years old. Julia, as a teenager, attended Converse College and received a Masters degree at an early age...
King Hagler | S.C. Hall of Fame
King Hagler | S.C. Hall of Fame

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“King Hagler” was the leader of the Catawba Indian Nation. He had a reputation as peacekeeper with other tribes and colonists. In 1751, Hagler signed a treaty with the Six Nations. In 1756, Catawba...
Leo Twiggs | SC Hall of Fame
Leo Twiggs | SC Hall of Fame

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Leo Franklin Twiggs (born 1934 in St. Stephen, South Carolina) is an American batik artist. He taught from 1973 until 1998 at South Carolina State University. He was the first visual artist to receive...
Lucile Godbold | S.C. Hall of Fame
Lucile Godbold | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Lucile "Miss Ludy" Ellerbe Godbold (1900-1981) is a distinguished American athlete and educator from Estill, South Carolina. Her accomplishments paved the way for female athletes around the world...
Major Thomas Dry Howie | S.C. Hall of Fame
Major Thomas Dry Howie | S.C. Hall of Fame

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This is the story of Major Thomas Dry Howie from Abbeville, South Carolina, who survived the assault on Omaha Beach on D-Day during World War II only to be killed as he liberated the French town of...
Marian Wright Edelman | S.C. Hall of Fame
Marian Wright Edelman | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Marian Wright Edelman is founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation’s strongest advocacy group for children and families. Born in 1939 in Bennettsville, South Carolina, she...
Mary Boykin Chesnut | S.C. Hall of Fame
Mary Boykin Chesnut | S.C. Hall of Fame

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A 5-minute biography of the life of American Civil War era diarist Mary Boykin Chesnut. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program...
Mary McLeod Bethune | S.C. Hall of Fame
Mary McLeod Bethune | S.C. Hall of Fame

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This profile will show how Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, born to poor cotton farmers in Mayesville, S.C., would brilliantly start a school of her own with just $1.50, which became an internationally...