Wade Hampton Academy, led by local chemical manufacturer T. Elliott Wannamaker,  founded in the fall of 1964 at the moment public schools in Orangeburg were to desegregate. Wade Hampton Academy enrolled nearly 300 sturents at its launch om August 1964.   Wade Hampton Academy issued its first graduates a lapel pin featuring the Confederate flag and the word "Survivor," a pin modeled on those worn by Confederate veterans after the Civil War. In 1970, Wannamaker also led in the establishment of Orangeburg’s second independent school, Willington Academy.  In 1984,  the boards of directors of both schools to announce they would merge to form Orangeburg Preparatory Schools.

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