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RECONSTRUCTION 360 | What Reconstruction Meant to Freedwomen

April 16, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
Freedwomen

Under slavery many African-American women had to work as field hands, or in the slave owners’ homes, doing domestic chores and raising the white children. Freedom meant that black women became mistresses of their own homes and could devote themselves to their families and...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | White Landowners and the Transition to Free Labor

April 16, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
White Landowner

After the war, the South, and the nation, faced the question of how to make the transition from slave to free labor. Most former slave owners insisted that they should get their land back and maintain control over their workers, even if they had to use force. Freedpeople...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 1 - World War I

April 15, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Andrew Davis
History In A Nutshell, Episode 1 - World War I

Getting its start on Knowitall.org, "History In A Nutshell" is a series of videos which explains historical events in a short, straightforward, and somewhat quirky manner. The aim of this series is to employ use of animations, memes, and visuals to explain history, in an...

Ernest Frederick Hollings | SC Hall of Fame

April 6, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Steve Folks
Ernest F. Hollings

Ernest “Fritz” Hollings was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1922. He graduated from The Citadel in 1942 and served as an artillery officer in World War Two. After the war, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. In 1958, at age 36, he was...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | The Role of the Freedmen’s Bureau

April 4, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
Freedmen’s Bureau

The Freedmen’s Bureau had responsibility for every aspect of the lives of formerly enslaved people, and was in charge of land that came under federal control during and after the Civil War. In 1872, Congress shut the Freedmen’s Bureau down, but today Freedmen's Bureau...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | The Importance Of Land To Freedpeople

April 3, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
White landowner on horse

After the war, the South, and the nation, faced the question of how to make the transition from slave to free labor. Most former slave owners insisted that they should get their land back and maintain control over their workers, even if they had to use force. Freedpeople...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | The Impact of Reconstruction on Children’s Lives

April 2, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
African American family - Reconstruction era

Enslaved people did not have full rights to their children, or control over their lives. When freedom came, parents could take an active role in the upbringing of their children, leading to stronger parental bonds and more stable families. Reconstruction 360 is a digital...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | Forty Acres and a Mule

April 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
Kate Masur

Historian Kate Masur explains the origins of 40 Acres and a Mule, a famous phrase that many have heard but may not fully understand. It originated in the early days of Reconstruction, when General Sherman issued Field Order 15, giving thousands of freed people abandoned...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | Descendants Face Loss of Historic Land to Development

March 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
Freewood Farms

Reconstruction 360 is built on a 360 degree video platform that features a reenactment set on a farm in 1865. The reenactment was shot at Freewoods Farm, a living farm museum in the Freewoods community near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Today, the descendants of the...

ORIGINAL SC | DANCE AYDEN

February 28, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Dance Ayden

“I dance because I want to make people happy,” says seven-year-old Ayden. Ayden loves to dance. For the last few months, he’s danced his way into hearts at Soda City Market in Columbia, South Carolina. With busker license, Ayden treks to the market with one goal…to fill...

Made Here | The Beverage-Filled Tote Bag

February 20, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Swankey Tote Bag

The Swankey is a fully-functioning tote bag that has a cooler compartment. The creator, Tracey Luebbers from Lake Wylie, explains how she came up with the idea. She says, "I came up with the idea in 2011 and headed to our community pool one afternoon. I was carrying a tote...

Made Here | Homemade Wreaths

February 4, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Shavon's Creations Wreaths

Shavon's Creations is a craft business based in Sumter, South Carolina. When discussing the products she sells, Shavon Turner, owner of Shavon's Creations, says "Pretty much, if you bring me an idea, I can do it." Her mission for her business is "just to create something...

S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum | Let’s Go!

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the third oldest museum in the state. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present. “History is about people,” says Joe Long, Curator of...

H. L. Hunley | Let’s Go!

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
H. L. Hunley

The Civil War-era was one of industrious innovation and sweeping economic and cultural change. On February 17th, 1864, the H. L. Hunley became the first successful combat submarine in world history with the sinking of the USS Housatonic. After completing her mission, she...

Woodrow Wilson Family Home | Let’s Go!

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Woodrow Wilson Home

The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is South Carolina's only remaining presidential site. The home is now a museum featuring the history of Reconstruction. The home was built in 1871 when, at the age of 14, “Tommy” Woodrow Wilson and his family moved to Columbia. According to...

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