Narrative: At A Two-Notch Rd. Restaurant, Leevy-Johnson Learns He Made History

Feb 28, 2017

In 1970, I.S. Leevy Johnson became one of the first African-Americans elected to South Carolina's General Assembly since the end of Reconstruction.

Sitting at a restaurant on Two-Notch Road in Columbia, I.S. Leevy Johnson, along with family and friends, waited to hear election results. The year was 1970 and later that night, the group celebrated as Leevy Johnson was elected to the state's General Assembly. He, along with two other African-American men, became the first to serve in that office since the end of Reconstruction.

In this edition of Narrative, the Columbia attorney talks about the community effort that helped him win and ultimately add to South Carolina history.