Part 6: From Whence They Came | Beyond Barbados

By Dave Adams


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 Gullah language, to music, cuisine, and architecture, the connection is felt between Barbadians and South Carolinians alike. 

Preparation | Endowment Intern Laura-Ellen

By Laura-Ellen Adair

Me posing in front of fun SCETV wallpaper

Week 2 has been all about preparation, whether that’s preparing marketing strategies for an upcoming meeting, or arranging interviews and locations for filming. No matter the length, every piece of content needs some kind of pre-planning. This past week I've been helping to coordinate over six filming dates all over South Carolina. Persistence is a must because sometimes you must call and email multiple times before you receive an answer. For this reason, budgeting extra time when reaching out to people is a smart idea.

SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

By Bette Jamison

SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

(Photo of Patina Miller in "Madam President" courtesy of Sarah Shatz/CBS.)

Patina Miller is a celebrated actress, performer and singer. Born in the small town of Pageland, S.C. on November 6, Miller was raised with music. She grew up singing in her local church’s gospel choir and attended the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities. Miller went on to attend Carnegie Mellon University where she earned a degree in musical theater. Her talents have earned her multiple nominations and awards both onstage and screen. 

Part 5: A Cultural Hearth | Beyond Barbados

By Dave 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.

Part 4: Colony of a Colony | Beyond Barbados

By Dave 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 wealthy planters controlled South Carolina politics, even after the original Lords Proprietors fell out of power. These ruthless and determined "Barbadians" lived lavish lifestyles, and were also known for their illegal activities, such as enslavement of indigenous peoples, and commerce with pirates. 

Getting the Ball Rolling | Endowment Intern Sean

By Sean Scott

Host Gavin Jackson (L) speaks with Greenville News reporters Kirk Brown and Nikie Mayo (R)

Week 3 is nearing its end for me here at SCETV and I'm finally starting to get into a groove with more work each and every day. Since last week's blog, I've had a wide variety of experiences. In the last post, I mentioned the research I did for This Week in South Carolina. I got to watch the show get filmed, from a quick tour of the Kennedy Greenhouse Studio on the campus of USC to seeing the equipment in action to even riding with the whole TWISC team in the van over to USC.

Part 3: The Barbados Adventures | Beyond Barbados

By Dave 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 after twenty five years of settlement, causing an ecological disaster of massive proportions. Barbados experienced overcrowding and severe supply shortages.

ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series

By Bette Jamison

Hands on keyboard

ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series, featuring South Carolina educators recognized for innovation in the classroom, continue to provide interesting and relevant ideas for SC teachers! Our guest bloggers include additional PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator winners, educators who earn the new PBS Media Literacy Certification, and other educators recognized for their skilled use of technology in the classroom.

Week 3 in the Books | Endowment Intern Eli

By Elias Saliba

ETV Lowcountry is located on the TCL campus

It is hard to believe I am already finishing up my third week interning with SCETV. This week is also the last week of production for By The River, so it is kind of sad, but mainly a sense of accomplishment, for all of us at SCETV and USCB. I truly feel like I’ve learned a lot about television production and gained a lot of useful experience for the career path I hope to take in the future. For the most part, we stuck to the routine of filming our last few episodes of By The River.

Part 2: Sweet Success | Beyond Barbados

By Dave 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 became wildly successful in Barbados, and transformed the economic and cultural landscape forever. As business grew in Barbados, so did the demand for enslaved field workers.