Predominantly Black University Enters the Textbook Business

South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, has delivered 165,000 high school biology textbooks to students on the island of Zanzibar off the eastern coast of Africa. The biology textbooks are the first installment of an effort to produce 10 different science volumes for students on Zanzibar. The program is funded by a $5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

South Carolina State University will market the textbooks to school systems in other African countries and, if purchased, the university will receive a 5 percent royalty for sales to those schools.