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Dr. Johnnie McFadden is the Benjamin Elijah Mays Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina.
Edwin Augustus Harleston was an African American portrait painter and businessman from Charleston
Reverend Joseph Armstrong Delaine was a civil rights leader from Summerton, SC, who helped end segregation in South Carolina schools.
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.
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.
Kershaw County was named for Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791), an early settler.
Marlboro County was named after John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722).
Dillon County was named for James W. Dillon (1826-1913), a prominent local resident.
South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on May 23, 1788.
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