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Celebrating Black History Month: Mike Colter

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Mike Colter celebrating Black History Month

South Carolina’s Mike Colter was born in Columbia, SC on August 26, 1976, and grew up in St. Matthews.  Colter graduated Calhoun County High School, and spent a year at Benedict College before transferring to USC where he received a bachelor’s degree in theater in 1999.  Colter went on to study at Mason Gross School of Arts where he received…

Celebrating Black History Month: Major General Charles Bolden Jr.

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Major General Charles Bolden Jr. celebrating Black History Month

  Born in Columbia, South Carolina on August 19, 1946, Charles Bolden, the man who would become United States Marine Major General Bolden, attended C.A. Johnson graduated in 1964, and attended the United States Naval Academy, earning a BA in electrical science. After graduating, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the USMC, and went to flight school, which he…

Celebrating Black History Month: Darius Rucker

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Darius Rucker celebrating Black History Month

  Country Music Superstar Darius Rucker was born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 13th 1966.       Rucker first gained fame as founder and lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, a group he formed while attending the University of South Carolina.  Hootie and the Blowfish proved to be a huge success with five studio albums and six top 40 hits…

Celebrating Black History Month: Viola Davis

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Viola Davis celebrating Black History Month

Viola Davis is an award winning actress known for her powerful roles in the TV series, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’, the Broadway production of ‘King Hedley II’ and ‘Fences’. Davis was born on August 11, 1965, at her grandparents’ home in St. Matthews, South Carolina. Her father, Dan Davis was a horse trainer and her mother, Mary Alice, a civil…

Black History Heritage Ball Taking Place in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host a Black History Heritage Ball as part of Black History Month events. The ball will take place today, February 25 from 5-8 pm at Greenview Park.  The event is open to all adults age 18 and older, say organizers. Here is information about the event from City officials: COST: Admission to the…

Midlands Tech celebrates Black History

A legacy of education was honored Monday as part of Midlands Technical College's Black History Month program.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — A legacy of education was honored Monday as part of Midlands Technical College’s Black History Month program. During a ceremony, Harbison Junior College was highlighted. The school served as a college for black students during segregation. Harbison College was founded in 1882. In 1979 the site was acquired by Midlands Tech. Categories: Local News, News Tags:…