Mary McLeod Bethune


Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and civil rights leader who was born in Mayesville, SC. She is best known for starting a school for black students in Daytona Beach, FL that became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Eliza Lucas Pinckney


Eliza Lucas Pinckney was a daughter of a plantation owner who is best known for her experiments with creating blue dye from indigo plants, which led to indigo becoming one of the colony's most important cash crops.

Anna DeCosta Banks, RN


Anna DeCosta Banks, RN, was a pioneer in the nursing profession. She was the first nurse at the Hospital and Training School for Nurses, a segregated institution organized for the purpose of training black nurses with a hospital of their own.