Caroline Etheredge Hembel


In 1939, Caroline Etheredge Hembel was one of the three women accepted for the Civilian Pilot Training Program at the University of South Carolina. The only woman to complete the program, she was the first woman in the 11 Southeastern states to solo and receive a pilot's license.

Mary McLeod Bethune


Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and civil rights leader who was born in Mayesville, SC. She is best known for starting a school for black students in Daytona Beach, FL that became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.