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Larry Francis Lebby was an artist best known for his portraits of former United States president Jimmy Carter, Dr. Benjamin Mays, and Modjeska Simpkins.
Born to an aristocratic free Black family in Charleston, the Sisters were noted for their influence and political savvy in Reconstruction politics.
Daniel Henry Chamberlain was the governor of South Carolina from 1874-1876.
Morris Brown was one of the founders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
Oconee County takes its name from a Native American word meaning "water eyes of the hills." It was formed in 1868 from Pickens District, and the county seat is Walhalla.
Lee County was named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee (1807-1870).
Chester County and its county seat, the city of Chester, were named for Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Colleton County was named for one of the Lords Proprietors, Sir John Colleton (1608-1666).
The State Sword of South Carolina is a symbol for the South Carolina Senate and is placed in a cradle on the Senate rostrum whenever the Senate is in session. The current Sword was presented to the Senate on February 20, 1951, as a gift to South Carolina by Lord Halifax, former British ambassador to the United States, after learning of the theft of the original sword.
(noun) - a form of government where the people rule, either directly or by voting for representatives