Born on South Liberty Street, Brenda Lee, another of the compilers of this history, has lived on the Southside her entire life. She is a 1966 graduate of Carver High School and attended the University of South Carolina. She was the 1998 recipient of the K Lewis Miller Award for leadership in Spartanburg and has served on numerous local boards including the Spartanburg Development Council and the Wofford College President’s Advisory Committee. She served as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2005. Brenda also collects books by African-American woman authors.