UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA HONORS FORMER EDUCATOR & ACTIVIST CELIA DIAL SAXON
It’s the first building to be named after a Black person in the University’s 222-year-history.
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The University of South Carolina (USC) has announced that it will be renaming one of their campus buildings in honor of former educator and activist Celia Dial Saxon, The Post and Courier reports. Saxon was born enslaved in 1857 in Columbia, South Carolina, making history as one of the first Black students to attend public school in the state during Reconstruction. She went on to become a teacher at Booker T. Washington High School, Benedict College, and what is now known as South Carolina State University. FOR MORE