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SCs Trayvon Martin and the Civil War
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As this was written, no one knew how the jury would decide the Trayvon Martin case. And no matter what the jury decided, the verdict will surely arouse strong emotions and debates about race, violence and American society. In 1856, a South Carolinian sparked our own “Trayvon Martin case” that inflamed passions, ramped up already overheated rhetoric and some say polarized society such that the Civil War became inevitable.

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