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“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 showcase the best work created within television and across video for all screens. Receiving more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.

“Charlie’s Place” tells the story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach during segregation. A significant stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit, Charlie’s Place welcomed white patrons and survived an attack by the Klan in 1950. The club closed in 1965, but it remains an important example of racial diversity and black entrepreneurship and a symbol of hope for the city of Myrtle Beach.

For more information on “Charlie’s Place,” click here. The full list of the 40th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at www.tellyawards.com/winners​.

QUOTES:

“Bringing history to life is an important part of what we do at SCETV. “Charlie’s Place” is a great example of that effort, and I’m proud to see it recognized beyond our state.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

“’Charlie’s Place” was a beacon for many in the segregated South, and it was privilege to bring that story to our audience.” –“Charlie’s Place” Producer Betsy Newman

FIVE FAST FACTS:                                     

  • SCETV’s “Charlie’s Place” is the recipient of a bronze Telly award in the history category.
  • “Charlie’s Place” is part of SCETV’s “Carolina Stories” series.
  • “Charlie’s Place” tells the story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach that welcomed white patrons and survived an attack by the Klan in 1950.
  • Receiving more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, the Telly Awards annually showcase the best work created within television and across video for all screens.
  • For more information on “Charlie’s Place,” click here.

 

 

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