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Vandals protesting Winthrop University’s Tillman Hall hung black stuffed stockings from a tree outside the building on Sunday afternoon, the Rock Hill Herald reported.

Tillman Hall is named after former SC Governor Benjamin Tillman, a known white supremacist who advocated lynching Blacks who tried to vote.

Rock Hill Police Officers found “numerous” black stockings hanging from a tree by the building, according to the report. The stockings were filled with dirt and mulch, the Herald reported. The stockings were wet from rain so police say they were hung Saturday night or early Sunday.

On the sign with the building’s name, police said someone taped a sign that read “Tillman’s Legacy,” the Herald reported.

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