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SC African American History Calendar: July Honoree - Roy I. Jones

By Andrew Davis

SC African American History Calendar: July Honoree - Roy I. JonesDr. Roy I. Jones is a lifelong educator who has served in South Carolina institutions for nearly 40 years. Jones is the Executive Director of the Call Me MiSTER program and Provost Distinguished Professor in Clemson University’s College of Education. MiSTER works to increase the number of teachers from diverse backgrounds, particularly among the nation’s lowest performing schools.

The Scoop | Connections between New York and South Carolina?

By Andrew Davis

Dizzy GillespieA viewer by the name of Annette Geraghty posed a question to South Carolina ETV: "Are there any connections between the states of New York and South Carolina?" At first glance, it would appear that the two states vastly differ from one another. However, after doing some research, New York and South Carolina do indeed share some connections, and have even influenced one another throughout our country's history. South Carolina ETV found three ways in which New York and South Carolina connect with one another: 1. History and Tourism New York and South Carolina were among the oldest colonies here...

Top 10 “Let’s Go!” Virtual Reality sites you can visit right now!

By Andrew Davis

“Let’s Go!” enables visitors to view historic S.C. sites, anytime, anywhere!South Carolina ETV’s Telly Award-winning virtual reality series “Let’s Go!” brings a collection of unique and fascinating sites throughout the state to the convenience of your computer and/or smart device! So, what are the top 10 “Let’s Go!” sites in South Carolina? Join us as we count down the most popular virtual reality tours you can visit right now! Comment and share your favorite destination! #LetsGoVirtual Kicking off our list at the No. 10 spot is the Catawba Reservation Cultural Center and Museum . The Catawba Cultural Center, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, provides an overview...

SC African American History Calendar: May Honoree - Benjamin James Glover

By Andrew Davis

SC African American History Calendar: May Honoree - Benjamin James GloverRev. Dr. Benjamin James Glover was born in the Promised Land community near Greenwood, S.C., on October 26, 1915. From the age of seven, he was inspired to accept the calling of becoming a pastor and prepared himself for a lifetime of teaching and educating people about God. He attended the public schools of Greenwood, S.C., Gastonia, N.C., and Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his theology education from Wilberforce University and Payne Theological Seminary. Dr. Glover served as a Pastor in the A.M.E. church until his retirement at age 89. He was a public school teacher in Due West, S.C. and a...

179 History specials you can watch right now!

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, our state has so many stories to tell. One way to learn more about South Carolina’s history is to physically visit historical sites and museums. Another way is to watch any of the 179 locally-produced historical documentaries listed below. South Carolina ETV is pleased to bring you historical content, on-demand with the convenience of your computer and/or smart device! The program links below are categorized by time period and available...

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.

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.

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