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Updates on the events, exhibits, archives and staff of the South Carolina Historical Society.

June, 1737: A Revolutionary Heroine is Born

Rebecca Brewton was born at her father’s plantation on the Santee River on June 15, 1737. Her father, Robert, was …

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February, 1870: First African American elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court

February 1, 1870 Jonathan Jasper Wright was born in Pennsylvania on February 11, 1840. The son of a runaway slave, he …

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