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S.C. African American History Calendar April Honoree – Judge Richard E. Fields

By Andrew Davis

SC African American History Calendar April Honoree – Judge Richard E. FieldsJudge Richard E. Fields was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. He attended high school at the Avery Institute, graduated from West Virginia State College in 1944, and earned his law degree in 1947 from the Howard University School of Law. He was one of the first African Americans to open a law office in Charleston since the early 1900s. Judge Fields’ private and professional endeavors have included many religious, civic, and political activities, acquiring leadership positions in each area.

SCETV History Specials For YOU!

By Andrew Davis

The S.C. State HouseCalling all history enthusiasts! South Carolina’s history is arguably one of the richest in the United States – From the prehistoric era to the present day, this state has many stories to tell. One way to do that is to physically visit historical sites and museums. Sadly, in this period of uncertainty and social distancing, seeing the state’s sites in person can be difficult. Fear not, for the folks at South Carolina Educational Television have your back! Just because you happen to be stuck at home does not mean you have to miss out on South Carolina’s abundant history! Why sit at home bored...

SC African American History Calendar – March Honoree: Mignon Clyburn

By Andrew Davis

SC African American History Calendar - March Honoree: Mignon Clyburn Mignon L. Clyburn became the first woman head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when she was appointed Acting Chair by President Barack Obama in May 2013. She was also the first African American woman nominated to the commission. She served on the FCC for nearly nine years.

SC African American History Calendar: February Honoree – Reubin Bookert

By Andrew Davis

SC African American History Calendar:  February Honoree – Reubin BookertRear Admiral Reubin B. Bookert is a native of Columbia, S.C. He graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in 1968 and North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. degree. He also earned degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a M.S. in Management from Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. He commissioned in to the United States Navy in February of 1975. Rear Admiral Bookert reported to his first fleet assignment in March of 1976 as Communications Officer aboard the U.S.S. Truett . Subsequent sea tours include Communications Officer in...

SC African American History Calendar: January Honoree - Vivian Ayers Allen

By Andrew Davis

SC African American History Calendar: January Honoree - Vivian Ayers AllenA native of Chester, S.C., Dr. Vivian Ayers Allen is a poet, cultural activist, and American classicist. A 1939 graduate of the historic Brainerd Institute in Chester, Dr. Ayers attended Barber-Scotia College and Bennett College. Dr. Ayers has also received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Bennett College and Wilberforce University.

SC African American History Calendar: December Honoree - Isaac Washington

By Andrew Davis

SC African American History Calendar: December Honoree - Isaac WashingtonIsaac Washington Sr., son of Oliver and Elizabeth S. Washington, was born in Columbia, S.C., in 1942. He is a graduate of C.A. Johnson High School and Benedict College. As a high school and college student, he participated in numerous civil rights marches, sit-ins and other activities in the Columbia and Orangeburg areas. He was arrested in March 1962 while protesting at the South Carolina State House. After graduating from college, he served in the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserves. Washington worked at WIS Television as an assistant program director and director of...

Celebrate Halloween with S.C. Ghost Stories!

By Andrew Davis

Celebrate Halloween with South Carolina Folklore, Ghosts, and Legends!Halloween can be a fun and festive holiday for both children and adults. But it also can be a spooky time when one can have unexpected encounters with the supernatural, or paranormal. It seems that wherever one travels, each destination will have its fair share of folklore, local legends, or even ghosts. South Carolina is, of course, no exception. All throughout the state, local communities and towns have ghostly tales of their own to tell. If you would like to delve into some our state's supernatural mysteries this Halloween, then view our content on South Carolina Ghosts and Legends below!...

Navy SEAL Robert "Bob" Coggin - Apollo 8 Recovery Interview

By Andrew Davis

robert bob cogginThe South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of Robert Stone's " Chasing The Moon " on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Museum guests, and members of the SCETV Endowment alike came to see this special screening, and took advantage of the opportunity to speak with several guests of honor, including astronaut Charlie Duke. Earlier that afternoon, the museum hosted a meet-and-greet with two extraordinary South Carolinians who actively took part in the Apollo Program. These two gentlemen - Robert "Bob" Coggin, and Milt Putnam, served in the U.S. Navy, and took part in the recovery...

Photographer Milt Putnam - Apollo 11 Recovery Interview

By Andrew Davis

U.S. Navy photographer Milt Putnam shares his experiences with the recovery of Apollo 11.On the evening of Thursday, July 25, the South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of Robert Stone's " Chasing The Moon ." Museum guests, and members of the SCETV Endowment alike came to see this special screening, and took advantage of the opportunity to speak with several guests of honor, including astronaut Charlie Duke. Earlier that afternoon, the museum hosted a meet-and-greet with two extraordinary South Carolinians who actively took part in the Apollo Program. These two gentlemen - Robert "Bob" Coggin, and Milt Putnam, served in the U.S. Navy, and took part in the recovery...

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