Women of Character | Carolina Stories


This "Carolina Stories" documentary features the biographies of four "leading ladies" in South Carolina history, who have been honored by induction into the South Carolina Hall of Fame...Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born in Mayesville, South Carolina to parents who had been slaves, founded Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, and served as a national adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Maude Callen (1898-1990) was a nurse/midwife who brought health care to Pineville, South Carolina and the surrounding areas of rural Berkeley County. Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), born in Charleston, South Carolina, was an educator and civil rights activist who developed literacy and citizenship workshops that significantly influenced the American Civil Rights Movement. Elizabeth Evelyn Wright (1872-1906) grew up in poverty, attended Tuskegee College in Alabama, and founded Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.