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SC Native and Marvel Illustrator Sanford Greene

By Beryl Dakers

Sanford GreeneSouth Carolina native Sanford Greene has been illustrating for some high profile companies. He's worked on some of the most well-known characters, including Black Panther and Luke Cage. He shares with us his love of illustrating and an upcoming project, a story whose characters mean so much to him.

Orangeburg Massacre: All Star Bowling Lanes Protest Turns Violent, February 6, 1968

By Beryl Dakers

Dr. Emma McCainThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 ordered all public places and schools to desegregate and serve blacks and whites equally. For four years, from 1964 to 1968, Orangeburg's All Star Bowling Lanes refused to obey the Act and continued to turn away African Americans On February 6, 1968, 300 students from South Carolina State and Claflin College demonstrated in the parking lot of All Star Bowling Lanes. They were met by 100 law enforcement officers who beat them with sticks and drove them away. Dr. Emma McCain, a South Carolina State College student and activist, shares her experiences from that...

Orangeburg Massacre: A Conversation with Henry Smith's Sister

By Beryl Dakers

Ora Sue Smith HughesOra Sue Smith Hughes shares memories about her brother, Henry Smith (1948-1968), one of the three slain victims in the Orangeburg Massacre. South Carolina State College student Henry Smith had an interest in the growing civil rights movement, admiring leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. His death continues to impact the family, even the generation who didn't have the opportunity to know him in person. On the evening of February 8, 1968, SCSU students started a bonfire on the front of campus which is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. As police and firefighters attempted to put out the...

Orangeburg Massacre: South Carolina and National Response to Tragedy

By Beryl Dakers

Police officers with gunsRepresentative James E. Clyburn sits down with South Carolina ETV to talk about the country and South Carolina's response to the Orangeburg Massacre. Clyburn also compares how the Kent State shooting of 1970, which occurred two years after the Orangeburg Massacre, received far more attention and outcry from the public. On February 8, 1968, SCSU students started a bonfire on the front of campus which is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. As police and firefighters attempted to put out the fire, officer David Shealy was injured by a thrown object. As a result, South Carolina Highway Patrol...

Clyburn Explains the History of HBCUs

By Beryl Dakers

Representative James E. ClyburnRepresentative James E. Clyburn sits down with South Carolina ETV to talk about the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Tell Them We Are Rising is a 90-minute film that airs as part of the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens on Monday, February 19, 2018, 9 pm – 10:30 pm on SCETV. The film will also be available for online viewing on PBS.org beginning February 20, 2018. Learn more about HBCUs in South Carolina at scetv.org/hbcurising .