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Orangeburg Massacre: South Carolina and National Response to Tragedy

February 8, 2018 - Posted in Culture by Beryl Dakers
Police officers with guns

Representative James E. Clyburn sits down with South Carolina ETV to talk about the country and South Carolina's response to the Orangeburg Massacre. Clyburn also compares how the Kent State shooting of 1970, which occurred two years after the Orangeburg Massacre, received...

The Orangeburg Massacre: Alumni Discuss Lifelong Effects and the FBI Investigation

February 8, 2018 - Posted in Culture by Ty Moody
Fifty years later,  SC State University Alumni gather for a conversation about the lifelong effects of the Orangeburg Massacre a

Fifty years later, South Carolina State University (SCSU) Alumni gather for a conversation about the lifelong effects of the Orangeburg Massacre and the final FBI investigation report. On the evening of February 8, 1968, SCSU students started a bonfire on the front of...

Clyburn Explains the History of HBCUs

February 7, 2018 - Posted in Culture by Beryl Dakers
Representative James E. Clyburn

Representative James E. Clyburn sits down with South Carolina ETV to talk about the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Tell Them We Are Rising is a 90-minute film that airs as part of the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens on Monday, February...

The Orangeburg Massacre 50 Years Later: Remembrances

February 7, 2018 - Posted in Culture 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...

Jail No Bail: Friendship College

January 10, 2018 - Posted in Culture 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...

The Education of Harvey Gantt

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Culture by Ty Moody
The Education of Harvey Gantt

In 1960, a talented African-American student from Charleston, Harvey Gantt, graduated from high school and decided to become an architect. Clemson College was the only school in South Carolina that offered a degree in his chosen field. In January of 1963, with the help of...

Ghosts and Legends: Drunken Jack, The Pirate

October 27, 2017 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Drunken Jack

During the golden age of piracy, there came an afternoon on which a pirate ship sailed into Murrell's Inlet to bury a treasure they would imbibe in that very night. By late in the afternoon, the rum had been buried and the pirates had begun to build there bonfires. Many...

Ghosts and Legends: The Legend of Becky Cotton

October 26, 2017 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Becky Cotton

Becky Cotton was born around 1765 and married John Cotton around 1785. Becky's father was killed when three men burst into the house, but her husband did nothing to stop it. The legend has it that she waited for him to fall asleep and buried an axe into his skull. She was...

Ghosts and Legends: Lizard Man

October 25, 2017 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Lizard Man

First appeared in 1988, nine feet tall, with a head similar to a human head, and afraid of cars...it's Lizard Man.

Ghosts and Legends: Alice of The Hermitage

October 24, 2017 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Alice of The Hermitage

The story of Alice Flagg of Georgetown, who became very ill and died of malaria while in boarding school at the age of 15. Alice's fiance' had given her a diamond ring, but her brother disapproved and told her to give it back. But Alice placed the ring on a ribbon and wore...

Ghosts and Legends: Bubba the Ghost

October 23, 2017 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Bubba the Ghost

This is the story of Bubba the Ghost from the S.C. State Museum.

U Is for UFO Welcome Center

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Culture
UFO image from old film

U is for the UFO Welcome Center that put Bowman, South Carolina, on the map. This rare roadside attraction built by Jody Pendarvis has seen better days, but it stands as a monument to the man who believed that aliens would one day make a stop in small-town South Carolina.

Man and Moment: Steve Flaherty - A Voice Returned

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Amy Shumaker
Image of Steve Flaherty coming out of plane in military jump school.

Steve Flaherty was living in a Japanese orphanage when he was adopted at age 9 by American parents. He grew to become an All-American student and athlete in Columbia, South Carolina. Feeling fortunate for the life he was given in the United States, Steve felt a strong...

In Our Son's Name

August 8, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Image of Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez

Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez's lives shatter with the death of their son, Greg, who dies with thousands of others at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Instead of seeking revenge, the grieving couple begin a journey of reconciliation that transforms their lives...

T is for Textile Mills

July 7, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Textile Mils

Let's look at a brief history and the importance of textile mills in South Carolina.

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