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Andie MacDowell wearing diamond earrings.

Andie MacDowell

Rosalie Anderson MacDowell, better known as Andie MacDowell, is an actress and fashion model. 

Brooklyn Mack in mid dance dressed as a gray, white, and orange dodo bird.

Brooklyn Mack

Brooklyn Mack is a danseur from Elgin, SC.

Barton MacLane dressed as a cowboy sheriff.

Barton MacLane

Barton MacLane was an actor, playwright, and screenwriter.

Andrew Magrath wearing a dark suit and bow tie.

Andrew Gordon Magrath

Andrew Gordon Magrath was a federal judge and later governor of South Carolina during the Civil War.

Elizabeth Mahon wearing a baseball uniform.

Elizabeth Mahon

Elizabeth "Lib" Mahon was a baseball player in the 1940s in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

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Rudy Mancke

Naturalist Rudy Mancke served as naturalist and co-host of South Carolina ETV's NatureScene, which began its long run in 1978.

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Mary Jane Manigault

Mary Jane Manigault was a Seagrass Basket Maker from Charleston, SC.

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Gabriel Manigault


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Richard Irvine Manning I

Richard Irvine Manning I was the 50th Governor of South Carolina.

Francis Marion.

Francis Marion

Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion was a strategic fighter against the British during the War of Independence.

Linda Martell wearing a dark cowboy hat cocked to the side and holding a guitar.

Linda Martell

Linda Martell is a singer. She became the first commercially successful black female artist in the country music field and the first to play the Grand Ole Opry. 

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John Mathews

John Mathews was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1781, where he endorsed the Articles of Confederation on behalf of South Carolina.

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Cassandra Maxwell

Cassandra Maxwell was the first Black woman admitted to the South Carolina Bar.

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Burnet R. Maybank

Burnet Rhett Maybank was a three-term US senator, the 99th governor of South Carolina, and mayor of Charleston.

Benjamin Mays wearing a dark suit

Benjamin Elijah Mays

Benjamin Elijah Mays was a teacher, civil rights leader, president of Morehouse College, dean of Howard University's School of Religion, and first black president of Atlanta's school board.

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Danny McBride

American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer known for numerous movie roles and his television role as Kenny Powers on HBO's Eastbound and Down.

Edwin McCain wearing a light gray shirt and holding a brown guitar.

Edwin McCain

Edwin McCain is an alternative rock singer-songwriter and musician.

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Elliott Crayton McCants

Elliott Crayton McCants was an author and educator. He is the author of In the Red Hills: A Story of the Carolina Country.

Katrina in a red basketball uniform with the basketball

Katrina McClain

Charleston, SC native Katrina McClain is a retired basketball player. She played for the University of Georgia and many other USA Basketball teams, including three Olympic teams.

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Carrie Allen McCray

Poet, author

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George McDuffie

George McDuffie was the 55th Governor of South Carolina.

Dr. Johnnie McFadden sitting in front of his computer.

Johnnie McFadden

Dr. Johnnie McFadden is the Benjamin Elijah Mays Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina.

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Nina Mae McKinney

Nina Mae Mckinney was one of the first Black leading actresses in Hollywood.

Smiling Virginia McLaurin in the middle between Barack and Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House.

Virginia McLaurin

Born in Cheraw, SC, Virginia McLaurin is a community volunteer and supercentenarian.

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Henry Dargan McMaster

Henry McMaster is the 117th governor of South Carolina.

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Robert Evander McNair

Robert Evander McNair was the 108th governor of South Carolina.

A smiling Ronald McNair wearing a blue Nasa space jumpsuit.

Ron McNair

Ron McNair was an American NASA astronaut and physicist.

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Amanda McNulty

Amanda McNulty is a Clemson University Extension Horticulture agent and the host of South Carolina ETV's Making It Grow!

Portrait of John McQueen, Representative from South Carolina.

John McQueen

John McQueen the U.S. Representative for South Carolina from 1853 to 1860. He also was a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War.

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Swingin' Medallions

The Swingin' Medallions is a beach music group from Greenwood County, South Carolina.

A man talking at beach.

Craig Melvin

Craig Melvin is a broadcast journalist and anchor at NBC News and MSNBC.

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Henry Middleton

Henry Middleton was the 2nd President of the Continental Congress and served as President of the provincial congress and senator in the newly created South Carolina Government.

Arthur Middleton wearing a rusted red robe over a gray outfit with a white collar.

Arthur Middleton

Arthur Middleton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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Stephen Decatur Miller

Stephen Decatur Miller was the 52nd Governor of South Carolina.

A smiling Patina Miller wearing a straw hat and pastel colored tank top

Patina Miller

Born in Pageland, SC, Patina Miller is an actress and singer.

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Kelly Miller, Jr.

Born in Winnsboro, South Carolina, Dr. Kelly Miller, Jr. was the first African American to attend Johns Hopkins University.

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Arthenia J. Bates Millican

Arthenia J. Bates Millican was a poet, short-story writer, essayist, and educator from Sumter, South Carolina.

Roger Milliken

Roger Milliken

Roger Milliken was a Spartanburg Textile magnet, Businessman, and political activist.

Robert Mills and his wife Eliza both wear dark 1800s clothing

Robert Mills

Robert Mills was one of the first Americans to become a professional architect.

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Frieda Mitchell

Frieda Mitchell was a civil rights and social justice activist from Beaufort County.

Toro y Moi wearing a light grey jacket singing into a silver and black microphone

Toro y Moi

Chaz Bear, known professionally as Toro y Moi, is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and graphic designer. 

Oil painting of Penina Moïse.

Penina Moïse

Penina Moïse was a poet and the first Jewish American woman to contribute to the worship service, writing 190 hymns for Beth Elohim. 

Mary Alice Monroe speaking at a podium

Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is a best-selling author known for fiction that explores the compelling parallels between nature and human nature.

Darla Moore wearing a blue pinstripe suit

Darla Moore

Darla Dee Moore is an investor and philanthropist. 

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Franklin J. Moses, Jr.

Franklin J. Moses, Jr. was the 75th Governor of South Carolina.

Rebecca Motte

Rebecca Motte

Rebecca Motte was a widower and landowner along the Congaree River who graciously allowed Francis Marion and other Patriot soldiers to set fire to her plantation home when the British took command of the house.

William Moultrie wearing a dark coat with a mustard yellow colored waistcoat and collar.

William Moultrie

William Moultrie was a general in the Revolutionary War who had Fort Moultrie built out of Palmetto logs on Sullivan’s Island, in the Charleston Harbor.

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Barbara Wischan Moxon

Political activist

A smiling Kary Mullis

Kary Mullis

Kary Mullis grew up in Columbia, SC, and was an esteemed biochemist and Nobel laureate.

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Bill Murray

Bill Murray is an actor and comedian best known for his deadpan humor on Saturday Night Live and his role in Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, and Caddyshack.

A white woman sitting next to two black girls.

Ellen Murray

Ellen Murray co-founded the Penn Center with Laura Towne.

Mark Myers wearing a tan cowboy hat, red and white bandana, and a red, white, and blue plaid shirt.

Mark and Sandra Myers

Mark and Sandra Myers are the founders of The Black Cowboy: Man or Myth African American Cultural Festival in Rembert, SC.