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South Carolina ETV, ETV Endowment awarded $296,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

January 15, 2020 - Posted in Digital
Reconstruction 360

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina have received a $296,257 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support its “Reconstruction 360” project. The project includes the development of an immersive website and mobile application.

“Reconstruction 360” complements “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War,” a PBS documentary series which premiered in 2019 and was produced by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Intended for the general public, students and educators, “Reconstruction 360” will use 360° videos and short documentary films to shed light on the Reconstruction era.

This project is one of 188 that the NEH is supporting nationwide in this round of grants. In total, the organization awarded more than $30 million to organizations in 45 states and the District of Columbia. For more on this round of grants, click here.

For more on the NEH, visit www.neh.gov.

QUOTES:

“A multi-platform approach to the creation of educational resources is a critical part of our strategy at SCETV. We’re excited to receive support from the NEH for our ‘Reconstruction 360’ project and look forward to seeing users gain insight into this critical era in American history.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

“Funding of ‘Reconstruction 360’ by NEH affirms SCETV’s role as a partner in the ongoing interpretation of Reconstruction history taking place in South Carolina, specifically at the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park in Beaufort, helping to make our state ground zero for Reconstruction studies.” –“Reconstruction 360” Project Director Betsy Newman

“It is important, I believe, to create programs that interpret history for multiple platforms, including digital devices. Projects such as ‘Reconstruction 360’​ have the potential to expand history programming beyond broadcast, engaging and nurturing new audiences.” –Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

“These new NEH grants will expand access to the country’s wealth of historical, literary and artistic resources by helping archivists and curators care for important heritage collections and using new media to inspire examination of significant texts and ideas.” –NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede

FIVE FAST FACTS:                                   

  • SCETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina have received a $296,257 grant from NEH to support its “Reconstruction 360” project.
  • This project is one of 188 that the NEH is supporting nationwide.
  • Intended for the general public, students and educators, “Reconstruction 360” will use 360° videos and short documentary films to shed light on the Reconstruction era.
  • The project includes the development of an immersive website and mobile application.
  • For more on this round of grants, click here.

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