Speaker Named for Founders Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Rev. Benjamin D. Snoddy will be the featured speaker at a founder’s day celebration at Columbia’s Benedict College.

The historically black college said in a news release that Snoddy will speak at the rally Saturday at Antisdel Chapel on the downtown Columbia campus. The program is free and open to the public and will include performances by the college’s concert choir and the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church choir.

The day pays tribute to missionary and abolitionist Bathsheba A. Benedict, who founded the Benedict Institute in 1870.

Snoddy is a 1969 graduate of Claflin University in Orangeburg and a 1972 graduate of Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He has spent the past 35 years at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Spartanburg.

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