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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." 

Color photograph of Shannon Faulkner, smiling, standing in front of the Citadel

Shannon Faulkner

Shannon Faulkner was the first female student to attend The Citadel.

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Peter Fayssoux


A middle-aged man wearing a wide brim hat and holding a guitar.

Cool John Ferguson

Cool John Ferguson is a blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter known for playing his guitar "upside down."

Smiling Mamie Garvin Fields in a light dress holding light colored roses.

Mamie Garvin Fields

Mamie Garvin Fields was a teacher, civil rights and religious activist, and memoirist.

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Eugene C. Figg

Eugene Figg was a structural engineer who designed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay.

Ernest Adolphus Finney, Jr.

Ernest Adolphus Finney, Jr.

Ernest Adolphus Finney, Jr. was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice appointed to the South Carolina Supreme Court since the Reconstruction Era.

A woman with grayish brown locs stands before a microphone.

Nikky Finney

Nikky Finney is a poet and writer from Sumter, South Carolina.

A young Martha Fitzgerald smiling.

Martha Thomas Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Martha Thomas "Mattie" Fitzgerald was an educator and politician. She was the first woman elected in South Carolina in the House of Representatives in a General election. 

A young Sarah Mae Flemming wearing a dark dress and light pearl necklace.

Sarah Mae Flemming

Sarah Mae Flemming sued bus owners in Columbia, SC for an incident that occurred 17 months before Rosa Parks took her stand in Montgomery, Alabama.

A smiling Tyler Florence wearing a grey and black suit.

Tyler Florence

Tyler Florence is a celebrity Chef and television host of several Food Network shows. 

Carlisle Floyd

Carlisle Floyd

Carlisle Floyd was an opera composer and librettist from Latta, SC. He is considered the "Father of American Opera."

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Starkey Flythe, Jr.

Starkey Flythe, Jr. was an award-winning writer whose short stories were widely anthologized in Best American Short Stories.

James Fooshe

James Fooshe

James Fooshe was a soldier, author, farmer, philosopher, and Methodist churchman.

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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.

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William Price Fox

William Price Fox was an author and television producer.

Dorothea Benton Frank wearing a lavender blouse.

Dorothea Benton Frank

Best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island and has written several novels set in the Lowcountry.

Smiling Rosa Franklin

Rosa Franklin

Born in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Rosa Franklin is the first African American woman elected to the Washington State Senate, serving the 29th Legislative District in the Tacoma area.

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Charles Fraser

Charles Fraser was a Charleston painter who created miniature portraits for people to carry with them.

Joe Frazier wearing a black and white tuxedo.

Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier was a professional boxer from Beaufort, SC who defeated such greats as Muhammad Ali.

A man in a dark shirt and patterned tie stands next to a bookcase with an Oscar award.

Arthur Freed

Arthur Freed was a lyricist and film producer. He produced and was co-lyricist for the iconic film "Singin' in the Rain."

Pearl Fryar wearing a baseball cap, white shirt, and black jeans.

Pearl Fryar

Pearl Fryar is a topiary artist in Bishopville, SC. His garden has over 1,000 ornate art pieces. 

Richard Furman

Richard Furman

Richard Furman was a pastor who influenced the development of the Baptist denomination in the South.