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Walking in a Woman's Shoes:  A Women's History Tour of Charleston SC Walking in a Woman's Shoes: A Women's History Tour of Charleston SC Presentation Transcript

  • Walking in a Woman’s Shoes Logan Avera, Ashley Beacham, Grace Keating, Addison Pollard, and Miranda Rockow
  • Reason for Activism Project
  • ● Founded in 1670 as Charles Towne ● Given present name of Charleston in 1783 ● Oldest city in South Carolina ● “America’s Most Friendly City” according to Travel and Leisure Charleston, South Carolina
  • Elizabeth Timothy • • • • • Is recognized as America’s first female newspaper editor and publisher. After her Husband died during the christmas season of 1738, Elizabeth Timothy published the South-Carolina Gazette until their contract expired. In Franklin’s autobiography he described her as "a man of learning, and honest but ignorant in matters of account" without know he was actually Elizabeth. Elizabeth Timothy was inducted into the South Carolina Press Association Hall of Fame in 1973 She was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 2000. (d.1757) The South Carolina Gazette was published in this house at 106 Broad Street in Charleston.
  • • • • • • Eliza Lucas Pinckney As a planter, she was responsible for the success of indigo as a cash crop in Colonial South Carolina. As a businesswoman, she was savvy enough to realize the growing textile industry was a ripe market for new dyes. Working on her farm near Charleston, she methodically experimented and developed improved strains of indigo. In 1745, only 5,000 pounds of indigo were exported from the Charleston area. Within two years, Eliza's efforts increased that volume to 130,000 pounds. President George Washington served as one of the pallbearers at her funeral. The Hampton Plantation where Eliza lived with her widowed daughter. (1722-1793)
  • Lavinia Fisher (1793-1820) Lavinia is recognized as America’s first female serial killer. She and her husband, John Fisher, ran a hotel six miles north of Charleston, called the Six Mile Wayfarer House, in the early 1800s. Legend says that she picked her victims by inviting her guests to tea. There, she would interview them to assess their financial status. Once she’d found a victim, some say she’d simply poison their next cup of tea and send them to bed. Others believe the tea would only put them to sleep for a few hours, and while they were asleep, Lavinia would pull a lever, Though she’s rumored to be buried at the collapsing the bed and dropping the victim into a pit. Circular Congregational Church (150 She and her husband were found guilty of highway robbery and Meeting St) and the Unitarian Church (4 Archdale St), recent research has indicated sentenced to hanging. However, her husband never faced his that she’s most likely buried in Potter’s sentence because he accepted the council of a reverend, which Field, next to the Old City Jail (21 Lavinia refused. Magazine St) where she was executed. Lavinia was executed on February 4th, 1820.
  • Mary Motte Alston Pringle (1803-1884) • • • Typical wife in the Charleston area who was born, raised and died in the Miles Brewton House, which is 27 King Street Mary Motte Alston Pringle Had thirteen kids with a cotton rice planter who had four plantations. Had a niece named Sara Middleton who she frequently wrote letters. 27 King Street, Charleston Sc
  • Louisa McCord Smythe • • • • married a charleston Senator and attorney was president of the Charleston Chapter of the United Daughters of the confederacy o is a woman’s lineage society dedicated to honoring Confederate soldiers 52 active chapters today poet buried at Second Presbyterian Church (1845-1928)
  • Margaret Simons Middleton (1852-1989) • • • preservationist and author 24 New Street best known for her books on two artists o Henrietta Johnson and Jeremiah Theus ● in 1974, she was elected to the Hall of Fame for the Charleston Federation of Women’s
  • Elizabeth O’Neill Verner 1979) ● Artist famous for etching, drypoints, and pastels of Charleston Studio, 3 Atlantic Street (1883-
  • Anita Pollitzer ● National Chairman of the National Woman’s Party ● Vice Chair of World Women’s Party Anita Pollitzer’s Childhood home 5 Pitt Street (1894-1975)
  • Susan Pringle Frost ● ● ● First president of the Charleston Equal Suffrage League Founder of Preservation Society of Charleston Restored Rainbow Row Above: Joseph Manigault House Right: Rainbow Row, East Bay St. (1873-1960)
  • Septima Poinsette Clark 1987) Affectionately deemed the “Queen Mother” or the “Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement”, Septima stands as one of the most influential women of the Civil Rights Era. She worked through her life to better the education and opportunities of marginalized peoples. Her strategy was to work from both sides, with the individual and the government. She developed literacy and citizenship schools to assist people in meeting citizenship and voting requirements. Once her school took off, the idea spread like wildfire all over the Southeast. To challenge the political system that made her schools necessary, she was also an active member of the NAACP. Through her involvement, she risked her career, livelihood, and friends, yet she continued for the cause she believed in. More detailed information on Septima can be found at the Avery Research Center at 125 Bull Street. There is also a memorial to Septima near the South Carolina Aquarium at 100 Aquarium Wharf . (1898-
  • Anna DeCosta Banks, RN 1930) Anna DeCosta Banks, RN was a pioneer in the nursing profession. She was the first head nurse at the Hospital and Training School for nurses, which was a segregated institution She was educated in the Charleston Public Schools and graduated from Virginia’s Hampton Institute in 1891 and then enrolled in Hampton’s Dixie Hospital of Nursing She continued on the the Hospital and Training School for Nurses located on 135 Cannon Street. After her tenure, she rose to be Superintendent of Nurses, serving at this position for 32 years She trained many young women to become nurses. Cared for a large number of patients and charges to each patient only contained the cost of board and medicine. 25 Courtney Drive, on the west side of Charleston was once the location of the McClennan-Banks Hospital, opening in 1897, but close in 1977 A wing of the Medical University of South Carolina is named in honor for her service to the state of South Carolina (1869-
  • Stevenson (1928-2001) Former Lieutenant governor Ferdinan B. Nancy Stevenson was born on New Rochelle, NY She began her political career as a representative from Charleston, from 1975 to 1978 She became lieutenant governor in 1979, becoming the first and only female to serve in that position She was the one that established the Lieutenant Governor’s Writing Award Program which still continues to this day Students from 5th through 8th grade demonstrate their writing skills
  • Beth Daniel (1956- today) •Made her first appearance in the golf world in 1975 when she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur. •She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999 •Part of the LGPA – Ladies Professional Golf Association – 1979 She has won 33 LGPA tours Beth Daniel became the second LGPA player to win the Rookie of the year and Player of year honors back to back seasons For more information, you can visit her Bio on www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
  • Shannon Faulkner In 1995, Shannon Faulkner reported to The Citadel as a result of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Although she didn’t fully enroll as a cadet, she paved the way for women at The Citadel In 1996 The Citadel dropped the gender requirements Her actions have made it possible for other young women to attend this institution and become distinguished leaders
  • For an Active Google Map (Hampton Plantation not included in photo)
  • Discussion