Culture

Rare Film of First African-American Pro-Golfer Sheds Light on Pre-Civil Rights Era

By Laura Hunsberger

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At the University of South Carolina, the Moving Image Research Collection has established a reputation as one of the top film archives in the country. Curator Greg Wilsbacher, says Newsfilm Collections at USC has received some notable donations over the years—including footage from the United States Marine Corps. But it all started with a donation in 1980 from the Fox Corporation, containing countless hours of newsreels and outtakes from the turn of the 20th Century.

Harriet Tubman Reenactor

Harriet Tubman Reenactor

Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry. During the Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the United States Army. In her later years, Tubman was an activist in the struggle for women's suffrage.

The Chronicles of Adam

By Sean Flynn

The Chronicles of Adam

The Chronicles of Adam is a first person Historical Interpretation of a slave by the name of Adam. Although based on a real person, this story is comprised of various accounts, historical facts, and life lessons for viewers of any age to enjoy. This is performed by Dontavius Williams and was recorded at The Jamestown Foundation/James Family Reunion in Florence, SC.

"M" is for Miller, Thomas Ezekiel (1849-1938)

By Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

"M" is for Miller, Thomas Ezekiel (1849-1938). Political leader, college president. A native of Beaufort, Miller graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Returning to South Carolina he opened a law practice in 1875. Miller served in the South Carolina House (1874-1880) and Senate (1880-1882). In 1888 he won a contested election to the U.S. House. In 1895 he represented Beaufort in the Constitutional Convention where he eloquently, but unsuccessfully fought the efforts to disenfranchise thousands of African Americans.

A Pick-Up Game

By Rebecca Dymock

Bill Stokes with a ball on the river

Bill Stokes picked up a unique hobby years ago when he started paddling on the Catawba River. His hobby has grown into a practice that not only helps the environment but educates children about the negative effects of pollution.

A "Mermaid's Bracelet"

By Alfred Turner

A tube from a polychaete worm, most likely a Plumed Worm, Diopatra cuprea.

A family finds an object in a tidal pool which one of the children dubs a "mermaid's bracelet." It's actually a tube extending from a Plumed Worm, or Diopatra cuprea, beneath the sand.

Craft Beer Industry Growing Rapidly in South Carolina

By Clay Sears

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Small scale brewing operations like River Rat and Hunter Gatherer in Columbia are representative of the growing craft beer industry in South Carolina and nationwide. For this story we spoke with Kevin Varner, founder of Hunter Gatherer Brewing, about the laws he helped pass back in 1995 that gave brewers more freedom to run their operations. We also sat down with River Rat brewmaster Drew Walker, who talked about how brewers work to stay on top of such a rapidly changing industry.

"L" is for Lyttelton, William Henry (1724-1808)

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "L" is for Lyttelton, William Henry (1724-1808). Governor. Lyttelton began his career as a colonial administrator when he was appointed governor of South Carolina in 1755. He arrived in Charleston in June 1756. Lyttelton’s tenure was marked by frontier warfare with the Cherokee Indians and by political and constitutional conflicts with the Commons House of Assembly.

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