Mrs. Jean Harris
Mrs. Jean Harris, born in Washington, D.C. at Freedmen’s Hospital, moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina at age six. She spoke of her father being a very determined individual during her childhood. He was a teacher who moved up to principal, president of the South Carolina Palmetto State Teachers Association and the first African American representative in the South Carolina State House. Mrs. Harris herself taught U.S. History and English at Williston. Listen to the clip
of Mrs. Harris speaking about teaching at Williston.