South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law a bill that declares the third Tuesday of each February to be “Historically Black Colleges and Universities Day.”
The bill was brought by state Rep. Deon Tedder, a graduate of South Carolina State University.
McMaster signed the bill Feb. 15, calling it a “historic moment.”
The state has eight HBCUs, placing it fourth behind Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia.
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Little-known fact: During the Reconstruction era, 90% of the students at South Carolina College (today the University of South Carolina) were Black.
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