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Reel South: Jonah Stands Up (Full Episode)

April 23, 2018 - Posted in Culture
Jonah Stands Up

Jonah Bascle was an unconventional mayoral candidate, even by New Orleans standards: artist, comedian, disability-rights activist. Born with muscular dystrophy, Jonah raced against mortality throughout his twenties. Combining humor, political action, and a sense of urgency...

Reel South: Divided City (Full Episode)

April 23, 2018 - Posted in Culture
Protester holds up sign

Monuments to the Confederacy permeate the American South. Emotions run high and tensions mount when, in 2015, the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate over the fate of its Confederate statues. As the council prepares to vote, Divided City reveals deep divisions...

Reel South: Alabama Bound (Full Episode)

April 9, 2018 - Posted in Culture
Carrie and Kim in the tree.

In the months leading up to the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, gay families in Alabama were busy fighting discriminatory state laws. Alabama Bound chronicles the roller-coaster ride for gay rights in the South, and a resilient community that lives with both...

Reel South: Gip (Full Episode)

April 2, 2018 - Posted in Culture by Melanie Jeffcoat
Gip on stage.

In 1952, gravedigger by day and bluesman by night Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson opened a ramshackle backyard juke joint in Alabama. Once scattered across the rural South, juke joints have become relics of the past. In the Spring of 2013, Gip’s Place, the last juke joint in Alabama,...

Orangeburg Massacre: All Star Bowling Lanes Protest Turns Violent, February 6, 1968

February 14, 2018 - Posted in Culture by Beryl Dakers
Dr. Emma McCain

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ordered all public places and schools to desegregate and serve blacks and whites equally. For four years, from 1964 to 1968, Orangeburg's All Star Bowling Lanes refused to obey the Act and continued to turn away African Americans On February 6,...

Orangeburg Massacre: A Conversation with Henry Smith's Sister

February 8, 2018 - Posted in Culture by Beryl Dakers
Ora Sue Smith Hughes

Ora Sue Smith Hughes shares memories about her brother, Henry Smith (1948-1968), one of the three slain victims in the Orangeburg Massacre. South Carolina State College student Henry Smith had an interest in the growing civil rights movement, admiring leaders like Martin...

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.

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