Levi Pearson, and other parents whose children attended Scotts Branch High School, wanted the county to provide buses for their children. Mr. Pearson was encouraged by Rev. Joseph Armstrong DeLaine, Sr. to file a suit against the county's bus policy. Pearson agreed to be a plaintiff and in 1947 he filed a suit against Clarendon County School District 26. Levi Pearson suffered for filing the suit. His credit was eliminated and whites refused to buy his timber. The white response to the Pearson family foreshadowed later acts of hostility and violence for blacks in Clarendon County.
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.