Support for women’s right to vote was growing in South Carolina. A custody battle and scandal between two legendary SC families gave the women’s suffrage movement a boost in SC. Lucy Pickens Dugas was married to Benjamin Tillman III, son of the infamous “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman. Their marriage fell apart, and the custody of the children eventually made its way to the SC Supreme Court. The case caught the attention of the local and national press; women from across SC wrote to The State newspaper denouncing Tillman. The court ruled in favor of Lucy, and what it did was open the eyes of many other women, like Eulalie Salley. Salley, from Aiken, SC became heavily involved in the women’s suffrage movement as a result of the Tillman scandal.
- 8-5 The student will understand the impact of Reconstruction, industrialization, and Progressivism on society and politics in South Carolina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- 8-5.0 During the periods of Reconstruction, industrial expansion, and the Progressive movement, South Carolina searched for ways to revitalize its economy while maintaining its traditional society. To understand South Carolinas experience as representa...
- USHC-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the industrial development and the consequences of that development on society and politics during the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries.
- USHC-4.0 Political democracy depends upon the active participation of individuals working through political and economic-interest groups to protect their welfare. To understand how groups in the past have protected their rights, the student will utiliz...
- USHC.3 Demonstrate an understanding of how innovation and industrialization impacted demographic change, reform movements, and American identity from 18621924.
- 8.3 Demonstrate an understanding of conflict and compromise in South Carolina, the Southern region, and the United States as a result of sectionalism between the period 18161865.
- 4.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the contributions different groups made to impact the economic, political, and social developments during Reconstruction of the United States and South Carolina in the period of 1860 1880.
- 4.5.E Analyze multiple perspectives of the economic, political, and social effects of Reconstruction on different populations in the South and in other regions of the U.S.
- 4.5.CC Identify and evaluate the impact of economic, political, and social events on the African American experience throughout Reconstruction.