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Son unveiled at Kershaw County Library
Son at KCL - Scully
Some of the librarys youngest patrons show off details of the new sculpture to Camden Mayor Tony Scully. The base of the sculpture, atop a raised pedestal, is ringed by the alphabet, its top lined with the boys favorite toys. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
The little girl at the Kershaw County Library has a new companion with whom to read books -- and a cat for her little Boykin Spaniel to chase, too. Friday night, about 100 people gathered at the library to enjoy the unveiling of “Son,” a new bronze sculpture created by Maria J. Kirby-Smith, of a young African-American boy reading a book of poetry by Langston Hughes. Huhges (1902-1967) is often referred to as the leader, or father, of the Harlem Renaissance, an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and newspaper columnist.