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Society of 1886 renamed D.B. Johnson Society. Winthrop grew out of the vision of its founder, David Bancroft Johnson. As superintendent of schools in Columbia, S.C., Johnson was keenly aware of the lack of professionally trained school teachers in the state and felt strongly that a teacher training school was the answer.
To establish funding for the school, Johnson went to Robert C. Winthrop, Massachusetts philanthropist and chair of the Peabody Fund. The philanthropist shared Johnson's vision and secured the $1,500 needed to open Winthrop Training School in 1886. Born on Jan.10, 1856, Johnson led Winthrop from 1886 until he died in 1928. He and his wife are buried on the campus in the Little Chapel.
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1/29 - Athletics Hall of Fame
1/29 - Winthrop Galleries opening
1/29 - DSU event: Nathan Angelo w/ Rob Blackledge
2/1-3/4 - Galleries: “Walden Twice” and “22nd Undergraduate Juried Exhibition”
2/3 - Wednesday at the Wall
2/11 - Larry Carroll Market Update
2/12 - Asian New Year Celebration
2/13 - "Vagina Monologues"
2/13 - Preview Day
2/16 - Career Showcase for students and alumni, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., McBryde Hall
2/17-2/21 - Theatre: "A Streetcar Named Desire
2/20 - Alpha Delta Pi 30th Reunion
2/24-2/28 - Theatre: "Butterflies are Free"