Eliza Lucas Pinckney


Eliza Lucas Pinckney was a daughter of a plantation owner who is best known for her experiments with creating blue dye from indigo plants, which led to indigo becoming one of the colony's most important cash crops.

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.