Modern Era

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 30 June 2014. Wikimedia Commons.

Explore our state's participation in modern wars, increased infrastructure, and economic development in the "New South."

Modern Wars


Economic Development

interstate highwayImage of road sign in Charleston, SC. Image courtesy of flickr user mitchgroff.

Around the State

  • Lawrence Edward Doby
    Born in Camden, Lawrence Doby was the first African American to play baseball in the American League and the second African American to manage a major league team.
  • Charleston's Cigar Factory Strike, 1945-1946
    In October 1945, unionized workers at the American Tobacco Company Cigar Factory in Charleston launched a strike that lasted five months.