South Carolina Hall Of Fame: Elizabeth Boatwright Coker

Elizabeth Boatwright Coker

Born-(Died): 1909-1993
Profession: Author
Inducted: 1992

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Author, poet, activist, and delightful lecturer, Elizabeth Boatwright Coker of Hartsville, was born in Darlington, South Carolina. After graduating from Converse College in 1929, she won many literary prizes and awards for her nine published novels. Listed in Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World, she was on the board of the South Carolina State Museum Foundation, the South Caroliniana Society, the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, and many others. She received an honorary degree from Converse College in 1987 and was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Author’s Hall of Fame in 1991.