The Orangeburg Massacre 50 Years Later: Remembrances

By Ty Moody

SC State University Alumni gather for a conversation about the tragic event that occurred on February 8, 1968.

South Carolina State University (SCSU) Alumni gather for a conversation about the tragic event that occurred on February 8, 1968.

Fifty years ago, 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 officers fired shots at the protestors. Three young men were killed and many students were injured.

The Orangeburg Massacre 50 Years On

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Cleveland Sellers

On Feb 8, 1968, three South Carolina State College students were killed and 27 others were wounded by State Highway Patrolmen. Civil rights activist Cleveland Sellers and Journalist Jack Bass reflect on the events which many consider a stain on South Carolina's reputation that remains, five decades later. 

South Carolina Women and World War I

By Walter Edgar

A Red Cross nurse with an American flag and the Red Cross symbol. (Artist: Howard Chandler Christie)

Dr. Amy McCandless, professor emerita of history at the College of Charleston, joins Dr. Edgar for a public Conversation on South Carolina History, World War I: S.C. Women during the War. The conversation took place at USC’s Capstone Conference Center, in Columbia, on January 16, 2018. It was part of a series presented in January and February, 2018, and sponsored by the USC College of Arts and Sciences.


SCETV’s LearningWhy Complete Lessons – Create Your FREE Account, FB + More

By Bette Jamison

Screen shot of LearningWhy website

This school year, SCETV Education “rolled out” a new service designed to promote student achievement, celebrate best teaching practices and meet the needs of our South Carolina educators! LearningWhy offers complete Pre-K-12 classroom lessons for one-to-one environments and project-based learning, plus traditional classroom lessons – all vetted and editable.

"O" is for Orr, James Lawrence [1822-1873]

By Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

"O" is for Orr, James Lawrence [1822-1873]. Congressman. Governor. After serving in the General Assembly, Orr was elected to the U.S. Congress as a States-Rights Democrat and served five terms [1849-1859]. By sentiment a Unionist, he believed that the state’s interests would best be protected by a strong national Democratic Party. In 1857 he was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. With Lincoln’s election, he supported secession and was a delegate to the Secession Convention. He served in the Confederate Senate from 1861 until 1865.

SC Educators: FREE PD on Content and Tools Offered by SCETV

By Bette Jamison

Teachers around table on laptops and tablets

SCETV trainers will come to your school to provide quality professional development workshops to meet your needs. We offer a variety of workshops for Pre-K to 12 educators and for Pre-Service teachers at Colleges and Universities. These workshops are FREE for South Carolina public, charter, private, home schools, and higher education pre-service teachers.