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George Elmore Home
George A. Elmore and his wife, Laura, lived here from 1943 until 1954. Mr. Elmore was heavily invested in the Waverly community, running a Five and Dime store, two liquor stores, a photography business, and driving a cab. He is perhaps best known, however, for his efforts to secure African American voting rights in South Carolina's state primaries. Unfortunately, Elmore's activism, which led to the 1947 lawsuit Elmore v. Rice, resulted in threats to and economic ruin for him and his family.