South Carolina Social Studies Resources - Websites

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The Internet provides an abundance of resources for teachers and students to use in the classroom. The following is a list of some of the web sites that contain useful information on South Carolina. Additional links may be added as discovered.
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Web Sites

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Famous People of South Carolina

  • Mary McLeod Bethune
    Educator - Founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls
  • James Brown
    Singer, often called "the Godfather of Soul;" raised in Augusta. Born in Barnwell, SC
  • James F. Byrnes
    - Senator, Secretary of State, Governor, and Justice of the Supreme Court; Became one of very few politicians to be active in all 3 branches of government while also being active in state government. Born in Charleston, SC
  • Chubby Checker
    - An American singer who is best known for his song "The Twist". Born in Spring Gulley, SC
  • Mark Clark
    - U.S. Army general that led allied troops during World War II, president of the Citadel; lived in Charleston
  • Alex English
    - The NBA's most prolific scorer during the 1980's; Played for the Milwaukee Bucks. Born in Columbia, SC
  • Joe Frazier
    - 1964 Olympic heavyweight champion. He was heavyweight champion from 1970-1973. Born in Beaufort, SC
  • Althea Gibson
    - First African American woman to win Wimbledon and U.S. National tennis championships. Born in Silver, SC
  • Dizzy Gillespie
    - Trumpet player who developed the bebop jazz style during the 1940s. Born in Cheraw, SC
  • Dubose Heyward
    - Poet, playwright, author; Charleston
  • Jesse Jackson
    - Civil rights leader, black politician, and Baptist minister; He was the presidential candidate for the Democratic party in 1984 and 1988. Born in Greenville, SC
  • Andrew Jackson
    - The 7th U.S. president. He was also the military governor of Florida, commander of the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans, a founder of the modern Democratic party, and dominated American politics. Born in Waxhaw, SC
  • Eartha Kitt
    - Singer; North, South Carolina
  • Francis Marion
    - Known as the "Swamp Fox" for his strategy of fighting the British during the Revolutionary War. Born in Georgetown, SC
  • Ronald McNair
    - Astronaut; Lake City
  • Robert Mills
    - Designer of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. Born in Charleston, SC
  • Julia Peterkin
    - Novelist who was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Scarlet Sister Mary in 1929. Born in Laurens County, SC
  • William Westmoreland
    - Army chief of staff; Spartanburg
  • South Carolina Women
    - Famous South Carolina Women.
  • Famous South Carolina African Americans
    - Notable African Americans from South Carolina
  • Famous South Carolinians - Politicians
    - Notable South Carolinians in Politics
  • Pirates
    - Infamous Pirates

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Famous South Carolina Heroes of the American Revolution

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Email: Mary Silgals