Mimi Wortham-Brown

January 2020 on Knowitall.org

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Images from content featured on Knowitall.org in January 2020Happy New Year to all! This month, Knowitall features resources for Martin Luther King Day and African American History Month for use now through February. Our Holocaust Remembrance Collection provides resources for International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust .

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

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

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.

Extend the Learning - All Through the Holidays!

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Images from content featured on Knowitall.org in December 2019This month, we’re excited to bring to your attention a couple of new series recently added to Knowitall.org—the Planter at the Gate and the Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick ! Both are made possible through our partnership with SC DNR and the South Carolina Heritage Trust .

SC African American History Calendar- October Honoree: Oliver "Buddy" Pough

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

SC African American History Calendar: October Honoree - Oliver "Buddy" PoughBefore legendary Head Football Coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough oversaw his first practice at South Carolina State University (SC State), he was one of the top high school coaches in the Palmetto State. He led Fairfield Central High School to a perfect 15-0 record in 1996, claiming the Class AAA state title. As a result, he earned SC High School League Coach of the Year honors for his efforts.

SC African American History Calendar - September Honoree: Bessie Moody-Lawrence

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

SC African American History Calendar - September Honoree: Bessie Moody-LawrenceDr. Bessie Ayers Moody-Lawrence dedicated her entire life to education and the law. A prolific advocate, Dr. Moody-Lawrence integrated herself into every facet of society she could to achieve her passions. A member or leader to countless programs and committees, her actions earned her recognition and respect across the country. She was born on February 14, 1941 in Chester, S.C. to Robert Douglas Ayers Sr. and Bessie Lewis Ayers. Moody-Lawrence married her first husband, Lindberg Moody Sr., in 1964, and until his passing, they raised their three children. On February 9, 1991, she married the...

Travel Bug Got You? Check Out Our Series and Collections and Go!

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Images from content featured on Knowitall in July 2019Our virtual tours, videos, interactives, and 3D VRs are great for enlightening you on many subjects—and keeping your brain engaged while your body takes a well-deserved time out! And you still get to see lots of places without leaving the comfort of your favorite chair! (Photo of Patina Miller in "Madam Secretary" courtesy of Sarah Shatz/CBS.)

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings | SCETV Profile (1991)

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings 1991 interviewThis program from the Profile series, produced in 1991, relays the story of Sen. Fritz Hollings, through reflections of his wife, friends and colleagues, and through one-on-one interviews. Hollings was born in Charleston in 1922, the fourth of five children. He finished high school at the age of sixteen and graduated from The Citadel in 1942. After serving in World War II as a captain, he received his law degree from the University of South Carolina , he began his career in politics. In 1948, he was elected to the S.C. House, serving as Speaker Pro Tempore for three years. In 1954, he became...

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings | SCETV Profile (1976)

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings 1976 InterviewProduced in 1976 for the Profile series, this program begins with Senator Hollings' upbringing in Charleston, and his graduation from The Citadel in 1942. He served in the Army in World War II, attaining the rank of captain. He then attended law school at the University of South Carolina, finishing in 1947. In 1948, Hollings was elected to the S.C. House. After two more terms, Hollings was chosen to argue the State's case against integration in the courts. The Court decided in May 1954 that segregation was unconstitutional. Hollings was Lieutenant Governor at that time. Four years later, he...

SCETV PBS LearningMedia: Contextualizing the March on Washington & More

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Image from PBS LearningMedia - March on WashingtonContextualizing the March on Washington The 1963 March on Washington was a promise of unity. Help your students appreciate the significance of this event – and its role in the larger Civil Rights Movement. Discover more in this collection of lesson plans, firsthand accounts, and more primary sources to share with your class. EXPLORE COLLECTION . Understand the Remarkable Life of Sojourner Truth An abolitionist and feminist during the nineteenth century, Sojourner Truth demanded not less discrimination, but no discrimination. Truth escaped enslavement and, despite being unable to read or write...

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