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Rainey, Joseph | South Carolina Public Radio
Rainey, Joseph | South Carolina Public Radio

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“R” is for Rainey, Joseph Hayne [1832-1887]. Congressman. Rainey was born a slave, but his father—a barber—was able to purchase his family's freedom. During the Civil War, he was forced to serve as a...