Jackie Johnson

Producer/Director
Jackie Johnson

Working in public television since the 80’s, Jackie Johnson’s dedication is only surpassed by her smile and charm. She joined the South Carolina Educational Radio Network in the summer of 1987 as a radio anchor/Statehouse reporter. Jackie later transitioned over to the TV side and currently is the Associate Producer/Director for the SC Hall of Fame, where she produces mini-documentaries on the stories of new inductees. Jackie also assists with local productions at the station, whether its keeping time between segments or coordinating behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Stories

By Jackie Johnson

March 12, 2020

Maude Callen
This episode is about Maude Callen (1898 -- 1990), a Nurse-Midwife, who singlehandedly brought health care to rural Pineville, S.C. and the surrounding area of Berkeley County in the early 1920s, continuing to the 1970s. The episode will tell how she delivered some 800 babies, and trained some 400...

By Jackie Johnson

February 20, 2020

Mary McLeod Bethune
If there were a Mount Rushmore for African-Americans, Mary McLeod Bethune would definitely be on there. She is hailed as one of the most influential African-American educators and Civil Rights figures, during the first half of the 20th century. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was born on July 10th, 1875,...

By Jackie Johnson

February 13, 2020

Septima Clark
Septima Poinsette Clark was known as the “Queen Mother” or “Grandmother” of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Martin Luther King, Jr., commonly referred to Ms. Clark, as “The Mother of the Movement”. Born in Charleston, SC, in 1898, Septima’s life was greatly influenced by “...

By Jackie Johnson

February 4, 2020

Tamela Hastie
Did you ever think you could do your daily workout, while being suspended in the air? Tamela Hastie is a fitness instructor who coaches South Carolinians in an activity that has taken the Palmetto State by storm…Aerial Fitness. Hastie has perfected the three-dimensional movement, conditioning,...

By Jackie Johnson

October 16, 2019

Tameika Devine
Columbia City Council Woman and Mayor Pro Tempore, Tameika Isaac-Devine, is a woman on a mission. This busy attorney is a wife and mom who wants to show others how to “Have It All.” She’s doing it with a program that emphasizes work-life integration, called “The Possibilities Institute.” Tameika...

By Jackie Johnson

May 28, 2019

Jamaican food
How would you like to experience the Island of Jamaica without ever leaving the Palmetto State? Well, there’s a chef in Columbia, who is teaching people all about Jamaica through food…and South Carolinians love it!

By Jackie Johnson

January 19, 2018

computer
Palmetto Scene visits Allen University, a historic black university in Columbia, where students are excited about using their knowledge to secure high- paying, interesting jobs in the 21st-century workplace. This story is part of the Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign, supported by the...

By Jackie Johnson

October 26, 2017

Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina. Living under Jim Crow segregation laws, Jackson was taught to go to the back of the bus and use separate water fountains, practices he says he accepted until the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955. He attended the racially segregated Sterling High...

By Jackie Johnson

October 26, 2017

Matthew Perry Jr
Matthew J. Perry, was Born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1921. Perry, who excelled academically, attended local segregated schools and started college, at historically black South Carolina State College, located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, studying business. He served during World War II in the...

By Jackie Johnson

June 22, 2017

Soldiers in Vietnam
The voices we hear are those who were sent to Vietnam to fight in a war far from home. Some volunteered, some volunteered because they knew their draft was inevitable and wanted some control over where they would go, and some were drafted against their will. Their young lives were changed...

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