A historical marker will be unveiled Sunday to honor a trailblazing state senator.
A marker honoring the birthplace of retired state Sen. Kay Patterson will be unveiled in the Round O community of Darlington County.
After 10 years in the S.C. House, Patterson was the second African-African elected to the state Senate since Reconstruction. In 1985, Patterson succeeded the first — I. DeQuincey Newman, who died in office.
The marker will be unveiled by the S.C. African-American Heritage Commission and Round O Missionary Baptist Church in a 10 a.m. ceremony at the church at 1900 Society Hill Road in Darlington.
Legislators from the Darlington, Florence, Marion and Sumter county delegations are expected to attend.