(1917-1993) Born in Cheraw, SC, African American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer and composer
(1807-1874) William Henry Gist was the governor of South Carolina from 1858-1860 and a leader of the secession movement.
(1930-1997) Born in Winnsboro, SC, Gordon Glisson was a Champion Thoroughbred horse racing jockey.
(1857-1926) Ambrose E. Gonzales and his brother, N.G. Gonzales, founded The State newspaper in 1891.
(1883-1984) Wil Lou Gray was a pioneer of adult education and literacy and founder of the Opportunity School program in Columbia.
(1955- ) Jonathan Green is a contemporary African-American painter and printmaker who was born in Gardens Corner, SC.
(1814-1862) Born in Columbia, SC, Maxcy Gregg was a lawyer and later brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.
(1800-1867) William Gregg was the founder of the Graniteville Company, an early cotton mill in Aiken County.
(1849-1930) Born in Charleston, SC, Archibald Grimkè was a lawyer, journalist, community leader, and involved in the early NAACP. The abolitionist Grimkè sisters were his aunts.
Sarah Grimkè (1792-1873) & Angelina Grimkè Weld (1805-1879) - The Grimkè sisters were Charleston aristocrats who became active abolitionists who spok
(1938- ) Vertamae Grosvenor has written many books, essays, and poems on the Gullah and Geechee way of life.
(1829-1898) Born in Barnwell, SC, Johnson Hagood was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army and governor of South Carolina from 1880-1882.
(1915-1999) William Melton Halsey was a Modernist painter and sculptor who also was an influential art teacher in the state.
(1807-1864) Born in Newberry County, SC, James Hammond was a politician who served as a US Representative, US, Senator, and governor of South Carolina.
(1818-1902) Born in Charleston, SC, Wade Hampton III was a Confederate general, governor, United States Senator.
(1942- ) Joyce Hansen has been writing books for children and young adults for over twenty years. Joyce’s first children’s book, The Gift-Giver, published in 1980, was inspired by her own Bronx childhood and by her students.
(1882-1931) Edwin Augustus Harleston was an African American portrait painter and businessman from Charleston.
(1891-1970) Elise Forrest Harleston was South Carolina’s first African-American female photographer. She worked alongside her husband, Edwin Augustus Harleston.
(1885-1940) Edwin Dubose Heyward was a Charleston author who wrote Porgy, the book on which the musical Porgy & Bess was based.
(1746-1809) Born in St. Luke's Parish, Thomas Heyward, Jr. was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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