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Johnson Hagood wearing a confederate uniform.

Johnson Hagood

Johnson Hagood was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army and governor of South Carolina from 1880-1882.

A smiling Nikki Haley wearing a royal blue blouse with the American flag and the South Carolina state flag in the background.

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley is a politician, diplomat, businesswoman, and author who served as the 116th and first female governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. 

James Hammond in a dark suit.

James Hammond

James Hammond was a politician who served as a US Representative, US Senator, and governor of South Carolina.

Wade Hampton in Confederate uniform.

Wade Hampton III

Wade Hampton III was a Confederate general, governor, United States Senator. He was the governor of South Carolina at the end of Reconstruction when the federal troops left the state in 1877.

Harriet Hancock speaking at a podium.

Harriet Hancock

Harriet Daniels Hancock is a pioneer LGBTQ activist in South Carolina.

Joyce Hansen wearing a ruby red blouse.

Joyce Hansen

Joyce Hansen is a children's author. Her first children’s book, The Gift-Giver, published in 1980, was inspired by her own Bronx childhood and by her students.

Black white photograph portrait of  Edwin Augustus Harleston.

Edwin Augustus Harleston

Edwin Augustus Harleston was an African American portrait painter and businessman from Charleston

Black and white photograph of Elise Forrest Harleston in glasses, necklace and dress.

Elise Forrest Harleston

Elise Forrest Harleston was South Carolina’s first African-American female photographer.

Jamie Harrison.

Jamie Harrison

Jaime Harrison is a politician. He is the current chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He previously served as the chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017. 

Sketch of Oliver Hart

Oliver Hart


Color photograph of Peggy Hartwell

Peggie Lois Hartwell

Peggie Lois Hartwell is a fourth-generation quilter and educator.

Black and white photograph of Alma Hayden working in a laboratory

Alma Levant Hayden

Alma Levant Hayden was a chemist and one of the first African American women to work as a scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., in the 1950s.

Color photograph of Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is a poet and educator from Columbia, SC. His collection, Lighthead, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2010.

A older man wearing a dark bow tie.

Paul Hamilton Hayne

Paul Hamilton Hayne was a 19th-century poet, critic, and editor from Charleston, South Carolina.

black and white portrait of Robert Hayne

Robert Young Hayne

Robert Young Hayne was the 54th Governor of South Carolina.

Black and white photo of Henry Hayne

Henry E. Hayne

Legislator, secretary of state

Sign for the The Historic Burial Site of Colonel Isaac Hayne.

Isaac Hayne

Issac Hayne was hanged by the British for espionage and treason during the American Revolution.

Monica Helms holding a mic and speaking.

Monica Helms

Monica Helms is the creator of the Transgender Pride Flag.

A smiling Caroline Etheredge Hembel

Caroline Etheredge Hembel

Caroline Etheredge Hembel was a pioneer aviator. She became the first female trainee in the Southeast to receive her pilot's license. 

Black and white photograph of the Tuskeegee Airmen

Ernest Henderson Sr.

Member of the Tuskeegee Airmen

Edwin Dubose Heyward

Edwin Dubose Heyward

Edwin Dubose Heyward was a Charleston author who wrote Porgy, the book on which the musical Porgy & Bess was based.

Thomas Heyward, Jr

Thomas Heyward Jr.

Thomas Heyward, Jr. was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Jonathan Hickman wearing a black and white striped shirt and black lanyard.

Jonathan Hickman

Jonathan Hickman is a comic book writer and artist. He is known for creating the Image Comic Series, The Nightly News, The Manhattan Projects, and East of West.

A woman singing while a man looks at her while playing the piano.

Chippie Hill

Bertha "Chippie" Hill was a blues and vaudeville singer and dancer from Charleston, SC. She is best known for her recording with Louis Armstrong.

Old map of Hilton Head Island.

William Hilton

Hilton Head Island is named after Captain William Hilton, who in 1663 identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which he named “Hilton’s Head” after himself.

A older man sitting back with his hand on his chin.

James M. Hinton

Reverend James M. Hinton was a businessman, minister, and leading Civil Rights figure.

Color photograph of Jim Hoagland with picture of US Capitol in background

Jim Hoagland

Jim Hoagland is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and contributing editor of The Washington Post.

Fritz Hollings in a black suit, white undershirt, and black tie.

Fritz Hollings

Senator Fritz Hollings was a South Carolina governor from 1959-1963 and U.S. Senator from 1966-2005.

Rock band on stage under the bright lights

Hootie & the Blowfish

Hootie & the Blowfish is a Grammy-winning rock band from Columbia, SC.

Color photograph of Bo Hopkins

Bo Hopkins

William Mauldin Hopkins, better known as "Bo," is an actor. He is best known for playing supporting roles in American Graffiti, Midnight Express, The Wild Bunch, and The Getaway.

Color painting of Peter Horry with his horse

Peter Horry

Planter, solider, legislator

Color painting of Christian Huck

Christian Huck


Black and white sketch of Isaac Huger

Isaac Huger


Josephine Humphreys wearing a gray sweater over a black shirt.

Josephine Humphreys

Josephine Humphreys is a novelist from Charleston, South Carolina. Several of her novels are set in Charleston.

Black and white photograph of Jane Edna Harris Hunter.

Jane Edna Harris Hunter

Nurse and social worker from near Pendleton, SC..

Color photograph of Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is a civil rights activist, journalist, and author. She was one of the first Black students to attend the University of Georgia.

Anna Hyatt Huntington standing in front of horse sculpture.

Anna Hyatt Huntington

Anna Hyatt Huntington was a well-known sculptor who, along with her husband, established Brookgreen Gardens in Georgetown County as a public garden and figurative sculpture gallery.

Black and white print of Richard Hutson in wig.

Richard Hutson

Richard Hutson was a founding father of the United States and a lawyer, judge, and politician from Charleston, SC.

A middle aged man with a burgundy and white striped brimless hat and brown glasses sings into a microphone while holding a guitar.

J.B. Hutto

Blackville native J.B. Hutto was a Blues singer and guitarist noted for his slide guitar playing and grandiose singing style.

Color photograph of Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton is a model and actress. She is best known for her roles in American Gigolo and Once Bitten.

Alfred Hutty

Alfred Hutty

Alfred Hutty was a painter during the Charleston Renaissance who worked in etching, oil, and watercolor.