A-Z List of SC People

James Dickey

(1923-1997) James Dickey was a professor at the University of South Carolina known for his poetry and novels.

Samuel Henry Dickson

Samuel Henry Dickson

(1798-1872) Born in Charleston, SC, Samuel Henry Dickson was a poet, physician, writer and educator. He was one of the founders of the Medical College of South Carolina (now the Medical University of South Carolina).

Julius Dixson

(1913-2004) Born in Barnwell, SC, Julius Dixson was an African American songwriter and record company executive.

Larry Doby

Larry Doby

(1923-2003) Born in Camden, SC, Lawrence "Larry" Doby was the first African American to play baseball in the American League and the second African American to manage a major league team.

Ulysses Dove

(1947-1996) Born in Columbia, SC, Ulysses Dove was a well-known contemporary dance choreographer.

David Drake

Dave Drake's pottery

(about 1801- about 1870s) David Drake lived in Edgefield as a slave and, after the Civil War, as a freed man who made distinctive stoneware pottery, often engraved with short poems or couplets.

William Henry Drayton

William Henry Drayton

(1742–1779) William Henry Drayton was a planter and lawyer from Charleston, SC, who served as a delegate for South Carolina to the Continental Congress.

Charles M. Duke Jr.

Charles M. Duke Jr.

(1935- ) Colonel Charles Moss Duke, Jr. is a retired USAF Brigadier General and former NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born in Charlotte, NC and attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, SC.

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman

(1939- ) Born in Bennettsville, SC, Marian Wright Edelman is an activist for the rights of children and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Robert Brown Elliott

Robert Brown Elliott

(1842-1884) Robert Elliott was an African American U.S. Representative from 1871-1874.

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