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S.C. Democrats to change name of annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner


WASHINGTON — Following the footsteps of Democratic parties in other states — including neighboring Georgia — the S.C. Democratic Party will change the name of its annual fundraising dinner to no longer recognize former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.

State party Chairman Jaime Harrison announced the party’s executive committee voted Tuesday to change the name of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

The Jefferson and Jackson names have been re-evaluated by state parties in recent months for their historical connection to slavery and for the U.S. conduct and wars with Native American tribes in the 18th and 19th centuries.


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