(1920-1994) Born in Charleston, SC, Alice Childress was a playwright who wrote about the struggles of poverty and racism.

(1857-1926) Ambrose E. Gonzales and his brother, N.G. Gonzales, founded The State newspaper in 1891.

(1883-1973) Archibald Rutledge was a famous naturalist writer who was also the first poet laureate of South Carolina.