In the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, we visit the South Carolina Hall of Fame. Those who are honored here are discussed, including:
Astronaut Charles M. Duke, Jr., the first South Carolinian to walk on the moon.
Andrew Jackson, the only South Carolinian to be elected President of the United States.
Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton, and Edward Rutledge, who signed the Declaration of Independence for South Carolina.
Pierce Butler, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and John Rutledge, who were S.C. signers of the of the United States Constitution.
Gen Francis Marion, Gen. Andrew Pickens, and Gen. Thomas Sumter, who were heroes of the American Revolution.
Gen. Wade Hampton, who was a Civil War hero and governor of South Carolina.
John C. Calhoun, who was Vice President when Andrew Jackson was President.
Robert Mills, who was a well-known architect who designed many buildings in South Carolina and in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Anne Austin Young, who was an obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. William S. Hall, who was South Carolina's Commissioner of Mental Health. Dr. John R. Heller, who was a pioneer in cancer research. Dr. Charles H. Townes, who won a Nobel Prize for his invention of the laser beam. Dr. Wil Lou Gray, who was a pioneer in education for adults. Dr. Robert D. Bass, who was a college professor who wrote books on famous South Carolinians.
U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond speaks about working hard and striving for excellence. He mentions a number of professions and stresses their importance. An overview of his life and career are provided.
The suggestion is made that Rev. I. DeQuincy Newman be included in the S.C. Hall of Fame, and his life's work and career are discussed.
It was suggested that George Rogers be included in the S.C. Hall of Fame and highlights of his career are given.
Sen. Strom Thurmond's speech, which was given when he was inducted into the S.C. Hall of Fame, is included.