About BDPF


Briggs-De Laine-Pearson Foundation (BDPF) is a non-profit, charitable, volunteer organization located in the economically distressed, rural town of Summerton in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Since 2002, its Board of Directors has targeted the Clarendon County School District One community in the lower one-third of the county as its primary service area.

Its total service community includes the entire county, as well as immediately surrounding areas.

BDPF was originally founded in 1993 with the simple goals of:

    • Memorializing the people responsible for the Briggs et al. v. Elliott et al. lawsuit, and
    • HousingĀ Briggs et al. v. Elliott et al. memorabilia in a community center.