Clemmie E. Webber

black and white photograph of Clemmie Webber

Dr. Clemmie E. Webber. Image from The Times and Democrat.

(1913-2012)  Clemmie was born in St. Matthews, SC, to Colin Ann (Robinson) Embly and Henry Winifield Embly.  Dr. Webber began her career as a science and math teacher and was a faculty member at SCSU from 1955-1979. In addition, she and her husband, Paul, owned and operated the College Soda Shop from 1941-1960.

Dr. Webber was a community activist and participated in many organizations such as the South Carolina School Boards Association, Board of Orangeburg's School District Five, involvement in the passage of the South Carolina Education Finance Act of 1977, was instrumental in advocacy which led to the construction of a new campus for Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, and was a member of the Orangeburg Council on Human Relations (formed for interracial cooperation on behalf of civil rights), just to name a few.