President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” This inspirational, if not iconic, quote seems especially appropriate as we celebrate Black History Month.

In an effort to heed Dr. King’s message and shed some light on the significant contributions made by African Americans here in South Carolina and nationwide, we will be utilizing our airwaves and digital platforms to tell these important stories throughout the month of February. Gullah Roots, a one-hour documentary film which follows leaders of the South Carolina and Georgia Gullah/Geechee community as they experience a recent homecoming in Sierra Leone, will air February 14 at 9 p.m. on SCETV. 

We’ll also be re-airing three poignant Carolina Stories documentaries on SCETV this month: Charlie’s Place February 17 at 8:30 p.m.; Jail No Bail February 20 at 7 p.m.; and The Education of Harvey Gantt February 24 at 8:30 p.m.

Although we’re proud to celebrate Black History Month, we also know that these stories and the stories of others in the African American community deserve to be shared and celebrated year-round. That’s why, this month and beyond, SCETV will continue to prioritize diverse and inclusive programming, ensuring that all communities are represented and heard.

Anthony Padgett
President & CEO
SCETV/SC Public Radio