S.C. names highway for African-American game warden

Ulysses Flemming was South Carolina’s first African-American game warden. Credit: Courtesy SCDNR

South Carolina has named a 2-mile stretch of highway for the first African-American game warden hired by the state Department of Natural Resources. The highway in Richland County, where he was assigned, is now known as the Lieutenant Ulysses Flemming Memorial Highway. Flemming joined the state agency in 1970 and retired in 2009. He died in 2014. “He knew what was right, and he created a path for others to follow,” said former co-worker Chip Sharpe.

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