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Actress Viola Davis buys house where she was born, located on a former South Carolina plantation, for birthday

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(Columbia, SC) – Actress Viola Davis decided to celebrate her birthday this year by honoring where she comes from.

Tuesday, August 11, Davis celebrated her 55th birthday by announcing that she purchased the South Carolina home she was born in, located on a former slave plantation.

On her Instagram post of the home Davis said, “The above is the house where I was born August 11, 1965. It is the birthplace of my story. Today on my 55th year of life… I own it… all of it.”

The house is on the Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, S.C. where her grandfather worked as a sharecropper.

Davis did not reveal her plans for the property.

Michael Bailey is the founder of The MinorityEye and serves as the Chief-Curator of Information. He leads the editorial staff and works as a multimedia journalist who specializes in producing news stories and personal profiles that highlight the cultural, social, economic, and political experiences of minorities living in South Carolina and beyond. His extensive media, business, and political background has made him a well-respected voice and an often sought-after commentator on issues impacting people of color.

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