Althea Gibson

Born in Silver, Clarendon County, SC, Althea Gibson was the first African American player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. National tennis championships.

Orangeburg Massacre

On the night of February 8, 1968, three students were killed by police gunfire on the South Carolina State University campus in Orangeburg, SC. Find out more about this tragedy that became known as the Orangeburg Massacre.

Francis Cardozo

Francis Cardozo was a leading political figure in the Radical Reconstruction political environment and the first African American to hold statewide office in the United States.