Spartanburg, S.C. is well-known for its textile manufacturing and for being a railroad hub. Dr. Philip Racine, Professor of History at Wofford College, delves a little deeper.
R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System is a program that teaches women realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. One out of every four women is likely to face the possibility of physical assault in their lifetime. The R.A.D. program begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing toward the basics of hands-on defensive training. The RAD focus is about empowering women through education to protect themselves. RAD techniques emphasize protection against rape and abduction. The RAD classes conducted at USC Upstate have been very successful and are a very important community service.
Tommy Wyche was a visionary and his conservation efforts are responsible for the existence of many of the Upstate’s Scenic attractions. He was also a photographer and inventor. In 2003, the SCETV show “Impressions” spent the day with him at Jones Gap State Park.