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Fighting for Equal Rights: Anita Pollitzer

The youngest of three sisters, Anita Pollitzer was born on October 31, 1894 in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from Charleston’s Memminger Normal School in 1913, she attended Columbia University, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1916. … Continue reading

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From Socialization to Social Change: Women’s Clubs of South Carolina

Throughout the 1800s, women in the United States began to push the societal boundaries placed upon them by moving outside of the home.  Women started to become more outspoken and organized, thus making them more visible.  Even before the Civil … Continue reading

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Exploring the Progressive Era in Historical SC Newspapers: 1900-1920s

The Progressive Era The Progressive Era began around 1900 and continued into the late 1920s and marked sweeping changes in social issues, technology, and government involvement in everyday people’s lives. Social issues such as child labor, women’s suffrage, prohibition, the … Continue reading

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