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Dr. Johnnie McFadden sitting in front of his computer.

Johnnie McFadden

Dr. Johnnie McFadden is the Benjamin Elijah Mays Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina.

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Edwin Augustus Harleston

Edwin Augustus Harleston was an African American portrait painter and businessman from Charleston

Reverend Joseph Armstrong DeLaine wearing a cassock.

Joseph Armstrong DeLaine

Reverend Joseph Armstrong Delaine was a civil rights leader from Summerton, SC, who helped end segregation in South Carolina schools.

Three David Drake works of pottery on a sideboard.

David Drake

David Drake lived in Edgefield, SC, as a slave and, after the Civil War, as a freedman who made distinctive stoneware pottery, often engraved with short poems or couplets.

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Lexington County

Lexington County and its county seat, the town of Lexington, were named for the battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, the first battle of the American Revolution.

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Kershaw County

Kershaw County was named for Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791), an early settler.

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Marlboro County

Marlboro County was named after John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722).

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Dillon County

Dillon County was named for James W. Dillon (1826-1913), a prominent local resident.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina Statehood

South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on May 23, 1788. 

South Carolina Glossary

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(noun) - a graphic representation of a portion of Earth that is usually drawn to scale on a flat surface