Legacy of Black Entrepreneurship The name “Hannibal” was the nickname of the Family patriarch, Robert Lawrence Huger. It was decided to name this newly established business in honor of him and the business foundation he laid as a Lasting Legacy for the family. The name “Hannibal” comes from the great African General and Ruler whose victories against superior Roman forces, won him enduring fame that outlasted his native country within North Africa. His crossing of the Alps remains one of the most monumental military feats of ancient warfare and has since captured the imagination of the world. In a very similar way, “Hannibal Huger” succeeded in the business world against the odds, and has served to capture the imagination of new generation of “Huger Family” entrepreneur. Hannibal’s Kitchen became very successful and well known in the Charleston area under the leadership of Hannibal and Jessie Huger. Their guidance and personality was the driving force that made it possible for the restaurant to grow. Hannibal’s has continued to be involved in the betterment of the community partnering with St. Julian Devine Community Center and the Eastside Neighborhood Council to sponsor street festivals, Community Cookout, and youth activities including the Phillip Simmons Basketball Programs, and Midnight Basketball Programs.