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From many, he seeks one (access required)

Attorney Steve Benjamin, Columbia’s first African-American mayor, on his work, community and heroes

Steve Benjamin believes that African-American history is American history. In his office hang framed pictures of, among other central figures in black history, South Carolina’s own George Elmore and Harvey Gantt. If you ask him, he’ll downplay it, but Benjamin has himself made black history. Elected in 2010, he is the first black man chosen by the ...

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