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Color photograph of John Lane

John Lane

John Lane is a poet, environmentalist, and educator.

Henry Laurens wearing a powdered wig ad a burgundy coat with a white ruffled tie.

Henry Laurens

Henry Laurens was a merchant, political leader, and rice planter who was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

John Lawson wearing a powdered wig.

John Lawson

John Lawson was a British explorer, naturalist, and writer who explored the Carolina backcountry.

Color photograph of Larry Lebby

Larry Francis Lebby

Larry Francis Lebby was an artist best known for his portraits of former United States president Jimmy Carter, Dr. Benjamin Mays, and Modjeska Simpkins.

Smiling Alicia Leeke

Alicia Leeke

Alicia Leeke is an artist known for her post-impressionistic style and incorporation of Fauvism. 

A smiling middle-aged man.

I.S. Leevy Johnson

I.S. Leevy Johnson is a lawyer, politician, and owner of Leevy's Funeral Home. In 1985, he became the first black president of the South Carolina Bar Association.

Black and white portrait of James Legaré

James Mathewes Legaré

James Mathewes Legaré was a poet, inventor, and artist from Charleston, SC.

Black and white photograph of Lott sitting at his desk with shelved books in background

Bret Lott

Bret Lott is the bestselling author of fourteen books and professor of English at the College of Charleston

Black and white sketch of Rawlins Lowndes profile.

Rawlins Lowndes

Lawyer, Provost-Marshall, South Carolina Senate, South Carolina House of Representatives; Charleston, SC

William Jones Lowndes with brown and white cocker spaniel.

William Jones Lowndes

William Jones Lowndes represented South Carolina in the U.S. Congress from 1811 to 1822.

Photograph of Susan Ludvigson wearing red hat, red necklace, black top, smiling

Susan Ludvigson

Susan Ludvigson is the author of eight previous volumes of poems and the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Fulbright, NEA, and Witter Bynner Fellowships.

Grace Lumpkin sitting at desk speaking into microphone

Grace Lumpkin

Grace Lumpkin was a writer who focused most of her works on the Depression-era and the rise and fall of favor surrounding communism in the United States.

A young Thomas Lynch Jr.

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Thomas Lynch, Jr. from Georgetown County, SC, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.