William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite (1878-1962)

Photograph by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy of The Van Vechten Trust William Stanley Braithwaite, the acclaimed poet and anthologist, was born in Boston on December 6, 1878. He was the second of five children born to William Smith Braithwaite and Emma Dewolfe Braithwaite. William Stanley … Read MoreWilliam Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite (1878-1962)

George Washington Murray (1853-1926)

South Carolina Congressman George Washington Murray was born near Rembert, Sumter County, South Carolina, on September 22, 1853 to slave parents. He attended public schools, the University of South Carolina, and the State Normal Institute at Columbia, where he graduated in 1876. After graduating, Murray … Read MoreGeorge Washington Murray (1853-1926)