South Carolina ETV

South Carolina from A to Z

Rainey, Joseph



“R” is for Rainey, Joseph Hayne [1832-1887. Congressman. Rainey was born a slave, but his father—a barber--was able to purchase his family's freedom. During the Civil War he was forced to serve as a steward on a blockade-runner and to work on Confederate fortifications. In 1862 he and his wife fled to Bermuda where he remained until the war was over. Returning home, he  represented Georgetown in the Constitutional Convention of 1868, and both the South Carolina House and Senate. In 1870 he became the first African-American elected to the United States House of Representatives where he advocated passage of  an amnesty bill for former Confederates and the Civil Rights Act of 1875. After leaving Congress,  Joseph Hayne Rainey  was involved in various business enterprises in South Carolina and Washington, D.C.

PODCAST HELP - If you can't view the flash player, click here to open the mp3 file OR subscribe to the podcast feed.


NEWSLETTERS

Register for our newsletter to receive news, updates, schedules, and alerts by email.

Subscribe Now!

  • Home
  • |
  • ETV Stations
  • |
  • Network Status
  • |
  • Weather and Emergency Alerts
  • |
  • Jobs and Internships
  • |
  • Pressroom
  • |
  • Privacy Policy
  • |
  • About ETV
  • |
  • Contact Us


  • FCC TV Public Files:
  • WITV (Charleston)
  • |
  • WEBA-TV (Allendale)
  • |
  • WJWJ-TV (Beaufort)
  • |
  • WHMC-TV (Conway)
  • |
  • WRJA-TV (Sumter)
  • |
  • WNTV (Greenville)

  • WNSC-TV (Rock Hill)
  • |
  • WJPM-TV (Florence)
  • |
  • WRLK-TV (Columbia)
  • |
  • WNEH-TV (Greenwood)
  • |
  • WRET-TV (Spartanburg)

  • If you need assistance accessing our public file information, please contact Tara Thomas at 803-737-3500.



    NPR - National Public Radio    PBS - Public Broadcasting Service
    .