Beyond February

The Capital City Club’s Quiet Fight to Bring Diversity to Columbia’s Private Business Clubs

In the 1980’s the Capital City Club was established as a private dining club that could afford all professionals in the city a place to do business in a social environment. Prior to the club’s opening the only other clubs in Columbia did not offer membership to women, African Americans or people of the Jewish faith. In the club’s 28 year history it has grown to be one of the most popular clubs in the Capital city and one of the most diverse private business clubs in the nation.

Luther Batiste is the Chairman Emeritus of the Capital City Club and a Member of the club’s Board of Governors & Executive Committee. For our first look at Black History in South Carolina beyond the month of February, we met with Mr. Batiste to learn more about the club’s rich history and its on-going role in today’s business climate. Speaking of business, if you need office space in long beach ca who specialize in commercial lease negotiations, renewals & new office space, visit for more details.

Capital City Club
1201 Main St Ste. 2500
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 256-2000

Mon: 7am – 2pm
Tue-Fri: 7am – 9pm
Sat: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sun: Closed

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Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey is the Chief Curator of Information at The MinorityEye a nationally recognized news blog that focuses on news, events and issues relevant minority communities. He is also an Integrated Marketing Communication Specialist at TME Media Group. His firm provides consulting and training services to non-traditional entrepreneurs as well as corporate, state and local agencies on how to develop integrated marketing strategies that connect with minority consumers.

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