Hometown Heroes: Famous Folks from the 864

Peg Leg Bates
Entertainer who tap danced with a wooden leg (1907-1998)

Chadwick Boseman
Actor renowned for roles as Jackie Robinson and Black Panter(1976–2020)

Tyler Florence
Celebrity chef

Kevin Garnett
Boston Celtics player, 2008 NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Jesse Jackson
Politician and civil rights activist

“Shoeless” Joe Jackson
Chicago White Sox player (1887–1951)

Edwin McCain
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter

Sandi Morris
Pole vaulter and silver medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Dick Riley
South Carolina governor and former U.S. Secretary of Education

Charles Townes
Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1915–2015)

Joanne Woodward
Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress

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