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Published on October 8th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



Pictured above; 2015 Calendar Honoree Brig. Gen. Calvin H. Elam – Air National Guard and businessman and Pamela P. Lackey, President of AT&T South Carolina. Photo by Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine. 

COLUMBIA, SC.— AT&T* unveiled its 2015 South Carolina African-American History Calendar in a celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014, at the Koger Center for Arts in Columbia, South Carolina.

The 12-month calendar profiles individuals from across the state who have had a compelling impact on not only South Carolinians, but far beyond the borders of our nation.  This calendar provides educators and others with a tool to teach students about the valuable contributions made by African-Americans.

“The fabric of South Carolina, both as a state and a community, is woven from the experiences and accomplishments of many extraordinary people,” said Pamela P. Lackey, President of AT&T South Carolina. “Those featured in the South Carolina African-American History Calendar are role models and leaders who have made a lasting difference for our state and her people. This publication is designed to honor their achievements while preserving their stories to educate and inspire future generations.”

This year, the calendar highlights thirteen extraordinary individuals who have made significant impact in a range of fields, including education, civil rights, science, business, politics, the arts, the military and sports. Each honoree has enriched South Carolina’s history and been an ambassador for the state. The honorees featured in the 2015 calendar are:

  • Mary M. Bethea – entrepreneur and author;
  • Tyrone Corbin – NBA player and coach ;
  • Rev. Wiliam P. Diggs – civil rights activist, pastor and educator ;
  • Brig. Gen. Calvin H. Elam – Air National Guard and businessman;
  • Terry Hunter – artist and educator;
  • Brooklyn Mack – international ballet star;
  • David Rivers – education and public administration;
  • Bertha Maxwell-Roddey – educator;
  • Willie R. Rogers – educator;
  • Harvey and Evaretta Rutherford – husband-and-wife educators and community activists;
  • Robert Satcher – surgeon, astronaut and engineer;
  • David Holmes Swinton – college president;

AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T supports projects, such as the South Carolina African-American History Calendar, that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement, and address community needs.

For more information about previous editions of the calendar, including biographies of past honorees and resources for educators, please The 2015 calendar will be available for downloading beginning Oct. 8, 2014.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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About Philanthropy at AT&T

AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2013, more than $130 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.

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