Anna DeCosta Banks, RN


Anna DeCosta Banks, RN, was a pioneer in the nursing profession. She was the first nurse at the Hospital and Training School for Nurses, a segregated institution organized for the purpose of training black nurses with a hospital of their own.

Mary Boykin Chesnut


Born near Statesburg, SC, Mary Boykin Chesnut was married to an aide to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. She was also the author of a famous diary vividly describing events during the Civil War.

Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright


Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright was the first African American to practice law in South Carolina. He was also elected to the state Senate from Beaufort County, making him among the state's first African American legislators.