(1923-1997) James Dickey was a professor at the University of South Carolina known for his poetry and novels.
A-Z List of SC People
(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).
(1913-2004) Born in Barnwell, SC, Julius Dixson was an African American songwriter and record company executive.
(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.
(1947-1996) Born in Columbia, SC, Ulysses Dove was a well-known contemporary dance choreographer.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(1939- ) Born in Bennettsville, SC, Marian Wright Edelman is an activist for the rights of children and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.