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Members of the family of the late Rev. T. J. “Papa” James’ and local dignitaries shared in the special moment at Pride Park on Sunday.
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A Historical Marker recognizing Pride Park as the site of the first public school for the black children of Hartsville called Hartsville Graded School was unveiled on Sunday.
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Alphonso James, the eldest living grandson of the late Rev. T. J. James, spoke for the family at the rededication of Pride Park.
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 3:00 pm
Updated: 3:10 pm, Fri Dec 21, 2012.
Members of the community filled Pride Park Sunday afternoon for the rededication of the park in memory of the Rev. T. J. “Papa” James and the unveiling a South Carolina Historical Marker designating the park on Sixth Street as the site of the Hartsville Graded School and Mt. Pisgah Nursery School.
Bhatki Larry Hough, chairman of the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation, said this was only the second historical marker in Hartsville on a site recognizing the African American heritage.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 3:00 pm.
Updated: 3:10 pm.