Isaac Washington, Sr. is highly regarded for his numerous contributions to South Carolina. While Washington is arguably most well-known for his illustrious career in media, he also advocated for civil rights, empowered local communities, and is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. In the early 1960's, Washington took part in numerous civil rights sit-ins and protests, and even marched for the historic Edwards vs South Carolina Supreme Court case. After graduating from high school and college, Washington served in the United States Marine Corps. Washington then established a career in media, fulfilling several director and producer positions at WIS Television. While at WIS, Washington empowered local African American communities by pioneering the "Awareness Program," and provided on-the-job training for African American college students.
After his time at WIS, Washington became the co-founder of "Black News" - a weekly newspaper designed to provide a more positive platform for African American coverage. Later, he became President and Publisher of the award winning South Carolina Black Media Group. Washington has rightfully earned his spot on the S.C. Housing Authority's Wall of Fame, and on the S.C. African American History Calendar.
To learn more about other honorees, visit the South Carolina African American History Calendar.