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Harvey Gantt

Harvey Gantt was the first African American student to attend Clemson University when he began classes February 1, 1963. He went on to become a successful architect. 

Charlotta Bass

Born in Sumter, SC, Charlotta Bass was a newspaper publisher in Los Angeles, California, and the first African-American woman on a Presidential campaign ticket in a United States presidential election.

Althea Gibson

Born in Silver, Clarendon County, SC, Althea Gibson was the first African-American player to win Wimbledon and U.S. National tennis championships.