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Shepard Fairey is a contemporary street artist and graphic designer. He is known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster and "Andre the Giant has a Posse."
Columbia native Aziz Ansari is an actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian.
Nick Aaron Ford was a pioneer of Black literary criticism and a crucial voice in the establishment of Black studies as an academic discipline.
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.
Aiken County and its county seat, the town of Aiken, were named for William Aiken (1806-1831), president of the South Carolina Railroad.
Anderson County and its county seat, Anderson, were named for Revolutionary War general Robert Anderson (1741-1812).
Hampton County and its county seat Hampton were named for Confederate general and governor Wade Hampton (1818-1902).
South Carolina has two official mottoes:
Animis Opibusque Parati (ah-ni-mis oh-pi-boos-kwe pah-rah-tee) means prepared in minds and resources.
Dum Spiro Spero (doom spee-roh spey-roh) means while I breathe, I hope.
(adjective) - pertaining to the national level of government.