African American History

Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers

January 30, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Amy Shumaker
Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers | SCETV Presents

Liberty & Slavery by A. Troy Thomas and Christopher P. Marshall Revolutionary America was a place of extraordinary paradox. America's Founding Fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. Thomas Jefferson expressed this...

Civil Rights Leaders Recognized in Rock Hill, SC

November 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On November 14, 2016, important civil rights leaders were recognized at The Palmetto Room in Rock Hill, S.C. The event started with a dedication of the Freedom Walkway and continued with a screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise." The event culminated with a...

SC African Amercan History Calendar Featuring James H. Salley

July 24, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
SC African Amercan History Calendar featuring James H. Salley

Since 1992, James H. Salley has been improving access to higher education for minority students as Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement for Africa University in Zimbabwe. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Salley works within the General Board of Higher...

A History to Remember: Penn Center Campus Proposed a National Monument

June 2, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
Penn Center

The historic Penn Center of St. Helena’s Island has been a center of African American education, cultural preservation, and social justice for over 150 years. Founded in 1862, the Penn Center, then called Penn School, was one of the first institutions in the South that...

Counter Histories: Rock Hill

February 13, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Actors recreate the Friendship 9 at the lunch counter.

Counter Histories: Rock Hill brings 1961 to life through the lives and words of the Friendship 9 whose actions ignited a passion that rose into the famed Freedom Rides, bringing the United States closer to major Civil rights reform. The film airs Thursday, February 18th at...

29th Annual Black History Teleconference on ETV Feb. 21st

February 9, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Young woman from the audience asks a question

The 29th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference will be held on the campus of Benedict College in Columbia, SC, on February 10 at 10:30 a.m. and taped for broadcast later on ETV. Access the teleconference in streaming format on February 10 or later archived...

Benjamin Elijah Mays

January 12, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Tabitha Safdi
Benjamin Elijah Mays

Benjamin Mays (1894-1984) was a minister, educator, scholar and social activist. He was known as the "Father of the Civil Rights Movement." Mays was born the youngest in his family and his parents were both former slaves. He grew up in Epworth, South Carolina, just a few...

Maude Callen

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Jackie Johnson
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...

Mary McLeod Bethune

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Jackie Johnson
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...

Mary Simms Oliphant

January 8, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by W. Sellers
Mary Simms Oliphant

Mary Simms Oliphant (1891-1988), granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms, wrote the South Carolina History textbook used in public schools. She was Director of the State Public Library Association and received the state of South Carolina’s highest...

African American History Collection Now Available on Knowitall Media

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Martin Luther King Jr at March on Washingon

South Carolina ETV has gathered a superb Collection of videos on African American History . Explore them now on Knowitall Media ! Series available in the African American History Collection include: Civil Rights Youth Media Summit Gullah Net Mary McLeod Bethune: Idella...

South Carolina Slave Home to Become Centerpiece for Smithsonian’s New Museum

November 14, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Slave Home

Down a dirt road on Edisto Island, in the middle of Point of Pines Plantation, stood a dilapidated home chock-full of history. The home was one of two of the nation’s oldest slave cabins, dating to the 1850s. According to the NY Times , “Black families lived in the wood-...

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