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Shepard Fairey wearing a black shirt.

Shepard Fairey

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." 

Aziz Ansari in a grey suit, bluish-white undershirt and green tie.

Aziz Ansari

Columbia native Aziz Ansari is an actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian.

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Richard Theodore Greener

Teacher, diplomat

Middle-Aged Black Man with glasses

Nick Aaron Ford

Nick Aaron Ford was a pioneer of Black literary criticism and a crucial voice in the establishment of Black studies as an academic discipline.

A small green wagon with yellow wheels.

Oconee County

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.

A large white house with huge columns, dark windows, and gray stairs that leads out to a manicured green lawn.

Aiken County

Aiken County and its county seat, the town of Aiken, were named for William Aiken (1806-1831), president of the South Carolina Railroad.

A brown brick and white accented church.

Anderson County

Anderson County and its county seat, Anderson, were named for Revolutionary War general Robert Anderson (1741-1812).

A black, white and cream movie theater with red accents on the two windows.

Hampton County

Hampton County and its county seat Hampton were named for Confederate general and governor Wade Hampton (1818-1902).

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina Mottoes

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. 

South Carolina Glossary

A large white building with a large dome roof in the center.


(adjective) - pertaining to the national level of government.