Race Matters

After a 17-hour process, the statue of John C. Calhoun in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, was removed on June 24, 2020.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Down Goes Johnny

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 25, 2020, host Gavin Jackson brings you an account of the removal of the John C. Calhoun statue from Charleston's Marion Square, a look at moves by...
John C. Calhoun statue is set down before a cheering crowd

Statue of John C. Calhoun Comes Down in Charleston

A statue of John C. Calhoun has stood atop a perch of more than one hundred feet over Marion Square for 124 years and it was no easy task taking the likeness down. Calhoun was a former State Senator...
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How 2020 Almost Killed Greenville Tech’s New Black Students Initiative. Almost.

Back in January, South Carolina Public Radio spoke to Dr. Alecia Watt, the director of Greenville Technical College’s Educational Opportunity Program, about the school’s initiative to identify and...
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Juneteenth Brings Two Calls for Name Changes in Rock Hill

Two calls to change names tied to the Confederacy occurred in Rock Hill Friday. One was the call by the Winthrop University Board of Trustees to change the name of Tillman Hall back to Main Hall – a...