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An extraordinary family
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"You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!" — Maya Angelou Black History Month offers the community a chance to celebrate some extraordinary people and in so doing share their energy and vision. In this case, we have a whole extended family of achievers with ties to Camden. In the account of Rotimi Vaughan, a noted Nigerian lawyer and legislator, who has periodically reached out to Camden, his ancestor Scipio Vaughan was captured from the Owu Kingdom in Western Nigeria in 1805 during the trans-Atlantic slave trade and shipped to South Carolina, where he was sold to Willie Vaughan, a Camden newspaper publisher.