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David Drake aka “Dave the Potter”

April 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame

David Drake was an enslaved African American in Edgefield, South Carolina during the first three quarters of the nineteenth century.  He’s known today for the magnificent quality of the pots he made, the size of the pots, and he wrote poems on some of his pots—during an era when it was a crime for slaves to know how to read and write.

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