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Strom Thurmond

SC governor who supported economic development and helped establish the Savannah River Plant; he went on to serve as a U.S. Senator for 48 years

State Development Board

A state organization that is responsible for recruiting (attracting) new businesses to South Carolina

right to work

this terms means that workers are not forced to join a labor union; SC is this type of state


this industry developed in the 1920s as automobiles and paved roads became more common; it is now the #1 industry of the state

Savannah River Plant

a facility that was built to manufacture nuclear weapons; today it creates nuclear fuel and processes nuclear waste


businesses are attracted to port cities such as this in order to expand their foreign trade; this is SC's largest port city and once served as the state's capital

technical schools

these places provide students with education and skills that are attractive to potential employers/businesses within the state

Briggs v. Elliott

A legal case in Clarendon County that asked for equal funding and busing for black and white schools; this case eventually became part of the Brown v. Board of Education case.

Brown v. Board of Education

A Supreme Court case that officially brought an end to segregation in public schools


separation of the races

Jim Crow

laws that enforced segregation and discrimination against African Americans


The inclusion of people of all races on an equal basis into society

Civil Rights Act of 1964

This law made racial discrimination in the workplace illegal

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