Mary Esther Gaulden, Giant Chromosomes of the Grasshopper Neuroblast, and NOW

By: Betty Freidan One of NOW’s founders and South Carolina’s own, Mary Esther Gaulden (later Jagger), was born today in 1921 in Rock Hill. She studied music and biology at Winthrop University and received her PhD in biology at the University of Virginia, before putting her roots down in Dallas, as Professor of Radiology at … [Read more…]

International Workers’ Day

In many countries around the globe, 1 May is International Workers’ Day—a celebration of the working class and labor. Though Labor Day in September is the equivalent in the United States, IWD commemorates events that took place in nineteenth century Chicago in which Lucy Parsons, an anarchist labor organizer and a native Texan, figured prominently.

The Weekend in Music

Did you make it out to Arts & Draughts Friday night? Somehow the Columbia Museum of Art continues to make each event better than the last. The party started outside with free beer tastings from Brewery 85​ out of Greenville and a fun-filled farewell performance by Thee Knee Jerks​ . We then headed inside for … [Read more…]