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South Carolina from A to Z

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Historian and author Walter Edgar mines the riches of the South Carolina Encyclopedia to bring you South Carolina from A to Z. South Carolina from A to Z is a production of South Carolina Public Radio in partnership with the University of South Carolina Press and SC Humanities.

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Historian and author Walter Edgar mines the riches of the South Carolina Encyclopedia to bring you South Carolina from A to Z. South Carolina from A to Z is a production of South Carolina Public Radio in partnership with the University of South Carolina Press and SC Humanities.

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English


Episodes
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"R” is for Rice, John Andrew, Jr. (1888-1968)

7/24/2024
"R” is for Rice, John Andrew, Jr. (1888-1968). Educator, author. A prominent figure in American higher education, Rice was born in Lee County.

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“P” is for Pee Dee River.

7/23/2024
“P” is for Pee Dee River. The Pee Dee is a river system that drains northeastern South Carolina and central North Carolina.

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"M” is for Mathews, John (1744-1802)

7/22/2024
“M” is for Mathews, John (1744-1802). Governor. On December 14, 1782, Governor John Mathews presided over the reoccupation of Charleston by American forces.

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“S” is for Self, James Cuthbert (1876-1955)

7/19/2024
“S” is for Self, James Cuthbert (1876-1955). Textile manufacturer, philanthropist. In 1955 James Cuthbert Self received the national Horatio Alger Award.

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“R” is for Rock Hill

7/18/2024
“R” is for Rock Hill (York County; 2020 population 74,157). Rock Hill began in 1852 as a depot and watering station on the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad—and it had a post office.

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“P” is for Pinckney, Charles (1757-1824)

7/17/2024
“P” is for Pinckney, Charles (1757-1824). Legislator, governor, statesman.

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“M” is for Medical Society of South Carolina

7/16/2024
“M” is for Medical Society of South Carolina. The fourth oldest medical society in the United States, the Medical Society of South Carolina was founded in 1789.

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“M” is for Medal of Honor recipients

7/15/2024
“M” is for Medal of Honor recipients. Approved by the United States Congress in 1862, the Medal of Honor is America’s highest award for military valor. Thirty-two native South Carolinians have been awarded the medal for “conspicuous gallantry.”

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“M” is for Means, John Hugh (1812-1862)

7/12/2024
“M” is for Means, John Hugh (1812-1862). Governor. As governor Means urged the state to prepare militarily for secession and possible armed conflict with the federal government.

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“L” is for Local Government Act (1975)

7/11/2024
“L” is for Local Government Act (1975). The Local Government Act of 1975, otherwise known as the Home Rule Act of 1975, was passed by the South Carolina General Assembly to implement the revised Article VIII of the state constitution adopted in 1973 and dealing with local government.

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“H” is for Hispanics

7/10/2024
“H” is for Hispanics. Hispanics are among South Carolina’s oldest and most recent immigrant groups.

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“G” is for Great Wagon Road

7/9/2024
“G” is for Great Wagon Road. The Great Wagon Road stretched for almost eight hundred miles from Philadelphia west to Lancaster and York Pennsylvania, and thence south through the Shenandoah Valley into the Carolina backcountry.

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“F” is for Furchgott, Robert Francis (1916-2009)

7/8/2024
“F” is for Furchgott, Robert Francis (1916-2009). Pharmacologist, Nobel laureate.

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“J” is for Jones and Lee

7/5/2024
“J” is for Jones and Lee. Edward Culliatt Jones (1822-1902) and Francis D. Lee (1826-1885) were a leading force in South Carolina architecture in the 1850s.

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“H” is for Hayne, Henry E. (b. 1840)

7/4/2024
“H” is for Hayne, Henry E. (b. 1840). Legislator, secretary of state.

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“G” is for Gleaves, Richard Howell (1819-1907)

7/3/2024
“G” is for Gleaves, Richard Howell (1819-1907). Lieutenant governor, jurist, merchant.

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“B” is for Benbridge, Henry (1743-1812)

7/2/2024
“B” is for Benbridge, Henry (1743-1812). Artist. When Charleston fell to the British, Benbridge was imprisoned in St. Augustine for his revolutionary fervor.

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“A” is for Ashmore, Harry Scott (1916-1998)

7/1/2024
“A” is for Ashmore, Harry Scott (1916-1998). Author, editor, Pulitzer Prize winner.

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“E” is for Elliott, Robert Brown (1842-1884)

6/28/2024
“E” is for Elliott, Robert Brown (1842-1884). Legislator, congressman.

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"D” is for DeLarge, Robert Carlos (1842-1874)

6/27/2024
"D” is for DeLarge, Robert Carlos (1842-1874). Legislator, Congressman.

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