CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Three days after being defaced with the words "Racist" and "Slavery," the John C. Calhoun statue has once again been vandalized.
Red paint was splattered on parts of the John C. Calhoun statue in Marion Square overnight. Photos Friday morning show paint splashed across Calhoun's name, as well as on a section stating "Truth Justice and the Constitution."
The same statue was previously vandalized on June 23.
Initially reading "Truth Justice and the Constitution," the words "AND SLAVERY" were added underneath the phrase. Additionally, Calhoun's name on the statue was changed to say "Calhoun, RACIST." The paint was later covered.
The South Carolina native, who died eleven years before the start of the American Civil War, served terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and was Vice President to John Quincy Adams. He was also known as a defender of slavery and a supporter of the South's succession from the Union.