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Maurice Williams

Maurice Williams is a songwriter and vocalist of Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.

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Cootie Stark (Johnnie Miller)

Blues and Gospel singer

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Kwame Dawes

Poet, editor, novelist, cultural critic

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Chadwick Boseman

Born in Anderson, SC, Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an actor and playwright. He was known for his leading roles in Black Panther, 42, Get on Up, and Marshall.

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Spartanburg County

Spartanburg County and its county seat, the city of Spartanburg, were named for the Spartan Regiment, a local militia unit that fought in the Revolutionary War.

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Greenwood County

Greenwood County takes its name from its county seat, Greenwood. The city of Greenwood was named around 1824 for the plantation of an early resident, John McGehee.

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Kershaw County

Kershaw County was named for Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791), an early settler.

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Edgefield County

The origin of the name Edgefield is not clear, although it is usually described as "fanciful." The county was formed in 1785 as part of the Ninety Six District.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Folk Dance

The Square Dance was designated the official State Folk Dance by Act Number 329 of 1994. The dance is designed to be for four couples arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square. 

South Carolina Glossary

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

(noun) - a federal law that prohibits discrimination in a number of settings, including voting, public accommodations, public facilities, public education, federally-assisted programs, and employment