This 1856 drawing depicts Rep. Preston Brooks of South Carolina beating Sen. Charles Sumner of Massachusetts in one of the bloodiest political fights in history. Boston Public Library/Flickr Creative Common hide caption

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An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway Patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag, removing it from the Capitol grounds on July 10. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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In a video from IJReview, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham sets out to destroy his old flip phone after Donald Trump gave out his number in a campaign speech on Tuesday. IJReview/YouTube hide caption

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The architecture of downtown Charleston, S.C., is modeled after its sister colony, Bridgetown, Barbados. Many of Charleston's first settlers were white voyagers and black slaves from the island. Kenya Downs for NPR hide caption

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From Crape Myrtles To Long Houses, Charleston Is A 'Big Barbados'

This South Carolina city has its architectural and economic roots in the Caribbean.

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A crowd watches after a South Carolina honor guard lowers the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds on July 10, 2015 in Columbia, S.C. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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With her predecessors in the governor's office and others looking on, Gov. Nikki Haley signs into law a bill that removes the Confederate flag from the State House in Columbia. Richard Ellis/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Rep. Jenny Horne, a Republican who is part of Charleston's delegation to the Statehouse, gave a powerful speech about the Confederate flag Wednesday, calling it "a symbol of hate." ETV/CSPAN hide caption

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State Rep. John King, D-York, hugs a woman after the House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds early Thursday in Columbia, S.C. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Jalaludin Abdul-Hamid, a protester against the Confederate flag that flies outside the South Carolina Statehouse, speaks to a flag supporter Tuesday. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Confederate flag supporters gather at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia; the state's Senate voted Tuesday to take down the flag. The issue will now head to the House. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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The Confederate battle flag flies at the South Carolina State House in Columbia late last month. The state's Senate voted Monday to remove the flag; after one more vote on the bill, it will head to the House. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fire crews took two hours to control the blaze at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, S.C., on Tuesday. Authorities blame the fire on weather. HANDOUT/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Members of the clergy wait to enter the funeral service of Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters close their eyes in silent prayer as they stand on the South Carolina Statehouse steps during a rally to take down the Confederate flag, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press hide caption

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Dylann Roof appears via video before a judge in North Charleston, S.C, today. The 21-year-old man accused of killing nine people inside a black church in Charleston made his first court appearance and bail was set for $1 million on a charge of weapons possession. The judge said he did not have the authority to set bail on the nine counts of murder against Roof. AP hide caption

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