Culture

S is for Sweetgrass Baskets

June 23, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Basketmaker weaving sweetgrass basket

Basketmaker Vera Manigault talks about the history and culture of Sweetgrass baskets.

VOICES FROM VIETNAM: Reflecting at the Wall

June 22, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Jackie Johnson
Soldiers in Vietnam

The voices we hear are those who were sent to Vietnam to fight in a war far from home. Some volunteered, some volunteered because they knew their draft was inevitable and wanted some control over where they would go, and some were drafted against their will. Their young...

S is for Shag

June 16, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Couples dancing the shag

The Shag is the state dance of South Carolina. Do you know how to Shag?

R is for Rice

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Rice plantation

Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills talks about the history of rice in South Carolina.

Fort Jackson's History in New Documentary

June 8, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Glenn Rawls
Soldiers at Fort Jackson

“Victory Starts Here: Fort Jackson Centennial” is a celebration of the 100 th anniversary of Fort Jackson. Archival material and interviews with Fort Jackson leaders, historians and community leaders provide a look back at the history and important milestones of the U.S...

P is for Palmetto Tree

June 2, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Palmetto tree ready for screenprinting

Chip Prezioso, President of Palmetto Promotions, talks about why the Palmetto is the state tree of South Carolina.

Gordon Getty: There will be Music

June 1, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Amy Shumaker
Image of Composer Gordon Getty

Gordon Getty: There will be Music introduces audiences to the iconoclastic composer — and the scion of one of America’s most fabled families — who has defied expectations and earned acclaim and acceptance in the rarified world of classical music. The son of oil billionaire...

Q is for BBQ

May 26, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Cook preparing BBQ

Lake High, Jr., President of the South Carolina BBQ Association explains the four different types of BBQ found in South Carolina. Which is your favorite?

O is for Opera House

May 19, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Newberry Opera House

The Newberry Opera House is located in Newberry, South Carolina.

O is for Oconee Bells

May 12, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Oconee Bells

Clemson University Biology Professor Patrick McMillan talks about this amazing plant that grows mostly in upstate South Carolina.

N is for Native American

May 5, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Native American regalia

South Carolina is home to eleven Native American tribes. Can you name them all? You can view more in the Knowitall.org Native American Heritage Collection .

M is for Myrtle Beach

April 28, 2017 - Posted in Culture
M is for Myrtle Beach

Kimberly Miles with the Myrtle Beach area Chamber of Commerce talks about this wonderful vacation destination.

Wendy Allen on Hobcaw Research

April 21, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Betsy Newman
Wendy Allen

In 1956 Bernard Baruch signed over all of Hobcaw Barony to his daughter, Belle. Belle died in 1964, leaving Hobcaw "for the purpose of teaching and/or research in forestry, marine biology, and the care and propagation of wild life and flora and fauna in South Carolina."...

L is for Lighthouse

April 21, 2017 - Posted in Culture
L is for Lighthouse

Al Hitchcock talks about the history and preservation efforts of the Morris Island lighthouse.

Food Historian Michael Twitty Discusses Origins of Lowcountry Cuisine

April 19, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Betsy Newman
Michael Twitty

Culinary adaptations transformed traditional African dishes into a unique, new creolized cuisine, influenced by European and Native American traditions, and characteristic of Gullah culture. Foodways of the South Carolina Lowcountry reach back to the region’s earliest...

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