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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.

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.