In 1898 Frazier Baker, the first African American postmaster, was appointed in Lake City, SC by President William McKinley. On February 22, 1898 a white mob set his house on fire forcing his family into trying to escape. Baker and daughter were shot to death.  Wife and three other children were wounded but survived. On February 22, 2019 by the leading efforts of Representative James Clyburn, the post office will be named "Postmaster Frazier B. Baker Post Office". The address is 226 West Main Street, Lake City, SC.