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Willie Earle police mug shot from Greenville Police Department.

Willie Earle

Willie Earle was the victim of a brutal murder and the last racial lynching in South Carolina.

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Charity Edna Adams Earley

Charity Adams Earley was the first Black woman to be an officer in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and was the commanding officer of the first battalion of Black women to serve overseas during World War II.

Marian Wright Edelman in a patterned shirt.

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman is an activist for the children's rights and the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Walter Edgar

Walter Edgar

Walter B. Edgar is a historian and author specializing in Southern history and culture, particularly for South Carolina. 

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James B. Edward

Governor, U.S. secretary of energy, college president

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John Edwards

Seneca native John Edwards is a lawyer and former politician who served as a U.S. senator from North Carolina.

Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott was a legislator, banker, and botanist. He is best known for his work, A Sketch of the Botany of South Carolina and Georgia. The plant genus Elliottia is named after him.

Robert Elliott wearing a dark and light suit

Robert Brown Elliott

Robert Elliott was an African American U.S. Representative from 1871-1874.

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Jay Ellis

Jay Ellis is a television and film actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his recurring roles on the television shows, The Game and Insecure.

Moolah holding the NWA World Women's Championship belt.

The Fabulous Moolah

Born in Kershaw County, SC, Lillian Ellison was a female professional wrestler better known as "The Fabulous Moolah."

Confederate States $50 Civil War currency note, signed by Edward Elmore.

Edward C. Elmore

Edward C. Elmore was the treasurer of the Confederate States of America.

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George Elmore

Civil Rights pioneer

Alex English wearing a dark grey shirt with a yellow eight on the right side of the shirt.

Alex English

Alex English was a basketball player at the University of South Carolina and the Denver Nuggets and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Matilda Arabella Evans

Matilda Arabella Evans

Dr. Matilda Arabella Evans was the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina. 

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Etu Evans

Shoe and accessory designer, interior design consultant, philanthropist.

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Percival Everett

Percival Everett is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.