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History makers: South Carolina women who preservered


The South Carolina Archives & History Foundation presents History Makers: South Carolina Women Who Persevered on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Be inspired by women who used their skills, their talents, and their grit to overcome the challenges set before them as they strove to succeed. Registration is now open for this informative and entertaining program on the lives of women who may have come from different backgrounds but all had a drive to accomplish their goals. Lunch is included with the registration fee.

Presentations include:

Jane Black Thomas, Revolutionary War Heroine - Sheila Ingle

Hettie Anderson - Flip Side of the Coin, Will Gragg, Karen Strickland

Althea - The Life of Tennis Champion Althea Gibson - Sally Jacobs

A Monologue, Strength and Resolve - The Women of Chester District during the American Revolution – Glinda


Elizabeth & Ann Timothy- America’s First Female Journalists in Colonial and Revolutionary War Times - Patricia

G. McNeely

Belle Baruch: Horses, Planes and 16,000 Acres of Protected Land – Lee Brockington

Women in Service: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going - Janice Haigler

Optional Tour of the South Carolina State Archives

View the complete schedule and register at