CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina native Ronald McNair would have celebrated another birthday today, turning 70-years-old.
McNair was a SC native born in Lake City in 1950. He died January 1986 during the space shuttle challenger disaster.
When McNair was just 9-years-old, McNair refused to leave Lake City’s then segregated public library until they let him check out a book. After his mother and the police were called, he was then allowed to check out books. That library is now named after him.