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“Beyond Barbados” documentary to premiere on SCETV June 20

June 19, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Beyond Barbados

COLUMBIA, S.C. – “ Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection ,” a new, one-hour documentary film exploring the history and cultural connections between Barbados and South Carolina, will premiere Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. on South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV)...

Part 6: From Whence They Came | Beyond Barbados

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by David Sanford Adams
Charleston

Gullah is the blending of all the cultures that came together during that horrible time in human history called the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The connection between Barbados and South Carolina is still prevalent today, especially in the Lowcountry: everything from the...

"Charlie's Place" wins Emmy award

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Emmy Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter on Saturday held the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony in Buckhead, Ga. At the event, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) received an Emmy award for Best Historical/...

Part 5: A Cultural Hearth | Beyond Barbados

June 14, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by David Sanford Adams
The Chattel House

The success of Barbados, Carolina, America, the New World for that matter is coterminous with slavery. The labor, the technology, the ingenuity, and the culture that supported this global economy is attributable to the enslavement of African people. Within this society is...

Part 4: Colony of a Colony | Beyond Barbados

June 13, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by David Sanford Adams
native americans and colonists

Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of rice plantations, and from trade between Carolina and Barbados. These...

Part 3: The Barbados Adventures | Beyond Barbados

June 12, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by David Sanford Adams
Ship out at sea

With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles, however, it came at a price: the island experienced total deforestation...

Part 2: Sweet Success | Beyond Barbados

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by David Sanford Adams
Barbadian guiding a horse pulling a cart

Dutch Sephardic Jewish colonists moved from Brazil to Barbados to escape the religious persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. These Sephardic Jews brought with them the knowledge to produce a highly sought after commodity in Europe: Sugarcane. The production of sugarcane...

Part 1: In the Beginning | Beyond Barbados

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by David Sanford Adams
Colonization of Barbados

Most people today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to the Charleston area by way of Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. The story of Barbados is as unique as the island itself. Like the United States, Barbados is an amalgam of...

South Carolina ETV to host screener events for new "Beyond Barbados" documentary

May 30, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced two screener events taking place in conjunction with the premiere of “ Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection ” – a new, one-hour documentary film airing June 20 at 8 p.m. on SCETV. Part of the...

“Charlie’s Place” wins Telly award

May 24, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Charlie’s Place

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced that “ Charlie’s Place ,” a program that is part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” series, received a bronze Telly award in the history category. Now in its 40th year, the Telly Awards annually...

The Ghosts of Newberry

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
The Ghosts of Newberry

Ghost of Madeline, Newberry, S.C. The legend of Madeline, the young woman who climbed the bell tower of Keller Hall at Newberry College, and while searching for her fiance', John, she slipped and fell to the ground with the bell tower rope wrapped around her neck, and was...

Ghost of Zoe at Poogan's Porch

October 8, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Ghost of Zoe at Poogan's Porch

Poogan's Porch has been located on Queen Street in Charleston, S.C. since 1976. Zoe St. Amand and her sister, Elizabeth, were spinsters who lived together for more than 60 years, the last 20 of which were lived there on Queen Street. When Elizabeth died after a short...

The Gray Man and Hurricanes

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
The Gray Man

Plowden C.J. Weston went to England to be educated but returned to his beloved Pawleys Island, where he and his lovely English wife, Emily Esdaille Weston, built the Pelican Inn. He lived until almost the end of the Civil War, but died of tuberculosis in 1864. After his...

Charlie's Place

April 9, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Staff at Charlie's Place

Carolina Stories: Charlie’s Place Charlie’s Place , tells the story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was a significant stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit in the segregated South. The owner, Charlie Fitzgerald, welcomed blacks and whites to his...

Friendship College - Jail No Bail

January 10, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Ty Moody
Students participating in a sit-in

On January 31, 1961, ten black students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, SC walked into McCrory's, sat at the lunch counter, and ordered hamburgers and soft drinks. They were denied service and asked to leave. After refusing to leave, the students were arrested...

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