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September

September

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1869

Anna DeCosta Banks, RN, a pioneer in the nursing profession was born in Charleston, SC

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1865

U.S. Army commander in South Carolina ordered Freedmen’s Bureau to stop seizing abandoned land

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1739

Stone Rebellion occurs in South Carolina. It is considered the largest slave rebellion on North American soil that took place prior to the American Revolution

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1963

Columbia experiences its first protest marches in over a year, as twenty-three blacks are arrested during a demonstration along Main Street. The next day, sixty blacks march along the same street but avoid arrest

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1963

Henri Monteith, James Solomon, and Robert Anderson enroll at the University of South Carolina becoming the first African Americans to enroll since Reconstruction

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1963

As protest continue in Columbia, the “Committee of 85” adopts a resolution calling on motel, hotel, and theater owners to desegregate

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1917

Willis H. Crosby, the first black disk jockey (DJ) in the upstate of South Carolina was born in Anderson County, SC

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1979

Matthew Perry becomes the first African American federal judge in South Carolina

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1935

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, the only woman to pitch for Negro Major League was born in Ridgeway, SC