Industry Insights

South Carolina Black History: 1963 – Desegregation of SC’s Institutes of Higher Learning

In 1954, the Supreme Court took a momentous step: In Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans. the court […]

South Carolina Black History: Mather Academy

Mather Academy was founded in 1887 in Camden, SC by Sarah Babcock Mather, who decided to create a school to […]

South Carolina Black History: Claflin University

Claflin University, located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, was founded in 1869 by Alonzo Webster (1818-1887), a Vermont minister.  Webster came […]

#BLOGTalkSeries: SCDOT’s Division of Minority and Small Business Affairs

The mission of the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Division of Minority and Small Business Affairs (Division) is to […]

South Carolina Black History: Alonzo J. Ransier

Alonzo Jacob Ransier, an African American Republican from South Carolina, held a series of political posts during the Reconstruction era. […]

The City of Columbia’s Second Annual #GoRedColumbia Fashion Show

WHAT: The City of Columbia’s Second Annual Go Red Columbia Fashion Show is set to hit the stage on Friday, […]

South Carolina Black History: Joseph Rainey

Rainey was born in Georgetown, South Carolina, on June 21, 1832. His parents had been slaves but his father purchased […]

South Carolina Black History: Denmark Vesey

A slave, Denmark Vesey spent 20 years sailing with his master. In 1800 he purchased his freedom, took up carpentry […]

South Carolina Black History: Morris Brown

Morris Brown was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 13, 1770. His family belonged to a sizeable African American […]

25th Anniversary Celebration: THE SHOW

There are many drumlines, but only one beat!
Our 25th Anniversary celebration continues into February with our Black History Month […]