Civil Rights Activists

(1894-1984) Born in Greenwood, SC, Benjamin Elijah Mays was a teacher, civil rights leader, president of Morehouse College, dean of Howard University's School of Religion, and first black president of Atlanta's sc

Eliza and Harry Briggs were the petitioners in the important school desegregation case, Briggs v. Elliott.

(1883-1975) Eulalie Chafee Salley from Aiken, SC fought for the right for women to vote.