South Carolina has a long tradition of producing great achievers; often they are people who are consistently rated as the top of their chosen professions. Famous People from Vanna White, the contemporary "letter turner" on Wheel of Fortune, to legendary Shoeless Joe Jackson have their roots in South Carolina. Civil Rights activist Jesse Jackson, Senator Strom Thurmond, and Civil War General James Longstreet were all born in South Carolina. This web site is designed to take you through the history books, to expose you to people you may or may not have known were linked to this state. Their stories are different. Their talents are different. But their birthplaces are the same.