History

What Does Freedom Mean? The Agency of Black People Before and After Emancipation

June 17, 2020 - Posted in History by Walter Edgar
Juneteenth Celebration, Texas 1905

On June 19th, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. The news of Emancipation had finally come to the state. Today, this day is celebrated as Juneteenth. What did it mean to these...

Top 10 “Let’s Go!” Virtual Reality sites you can visit right now!

May 29, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
“Let’s Go!” enables visitors to view historic S.C. sites, anytime, anywhere!

South Carolina ETV’s Telly Award-winning virtual reality series “Let’s Go!” brings a collection of unique and fascinating sites throughout the state to the convenience of your computer and/or smart device! So, what are the top 10 “Let’s Go!” sites in South Carolina? Join us...

SC African American History Calendar: June Honoree – James S. Hall

May 28, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: June Honoree – James S. Hall

Reverend James S. Hall Jr. was born in 1932, in Marion, S.C. to Reverend James S. Hall Sr. and Mrs. Eliza Hall. Hall attended primary school in Marion and then earned a B.S. in Education and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Morris College in Sumter, S.C.

Charles H. Townes | SC Hall of Fame

May 28, 2020 - Posted in History
Charles H. Townes

Charles H. Townes was born in Greenville, South Carolina, July 28, 1915, and grew up on a farm. Townes studied at Furman and Duke Universities, then headed west to Cal Tech. After getting his Ph.D., Townes moved back east to work for Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. As...

David Bancroft Johnson

May 26, 2020 - Posted in History
David Bancroft Johnson

As Superintendent of Schools in Columbia, South Carolina, David Bancroft Johnson saw the need for an institution that would focus on training teachers. He received funds from Robert Winthrop and the Peabody Education Board in Boston, Massachusetts, and founded Winthrop...

William "Singing Billy" Walker​​

May 23, 2020 - Posted in History
William "Singing Billy" Walker​​

"Amazing Grace: The Story of William "Singing Billy" Walker is about the Spartanburg resident, religious music composer and publisher. Walker became famous in the mid 1800's for changing the way people learned to sing traditional hymns. William Walker became famous for...

Thomas Green Clemson

May 22, 2020 - Posted in History
Thomas Green Clemson

Thomas Green Clemson was born in Philadelphia in 1807. In 1838 he married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun. Clemson served as U.S. ambassador to Belgium and later Superintendent of Agricultural Affairs in Washington. After the Civil War...

Heritage in harm's way

May 22, 2020 - Posted in History
Sweetgrass baskets

Facing the impacts of climate change, the Gullah community and culture are at risk. Leaders in the community discuss the importance of preserving this culture during rapid change.

Explore Military History

May 21, 2020 - Posted in History by Ty Moody
soliders

Explore highlighted content from our military collection. The full SCETV Military Collection offers a historical look at past wars and spotlights service men and women who have made great sacrifices for their country and fellow Americans. Carolina Stories Always First: The...

Charles Pinckney | SC Hall of Fame

May 21, 2020 - Posted in History
Charles Pinckney

Statesman Charles Pinckney's beliefs helped forge the United States Constitution. Fluent in five languages, yet educated and reared entirely on South Carolina soil, this man was elected four times to serve as Governor of South Carolina. He was a South Carolina state...

Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II

May 18, 2020 - Posted in History by Alfred Turner
Tarawa, Kiribati - U.S. Marines storm Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. The battle (November 20-23, 1943) was one of the bloodiest of WWII.

In November 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. was mortally wounded while leading a successful assault on a critical Japanese fortification on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. The brutal...

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney | SC Hall of Fame

May 14, 2020 - Posted in History
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

5-minute historical visualization of the biography of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney who is an example of the enormous contribution South Carolinians made to the formation of the government of the United States and our way of life, told through the accounts of researchers and...

Carlisle Floyd | SC Hall of Fame

May 7, 2020 - Posted in History
Carlisle Floyd

Carlisle Floyd is one of the foremost composers and librettists of opera in the United States. Born in Latta, South Carolina in 1926, Floyd earned degrees in piano and composition at Syracuse University. He began his teaching career in 1947 at Florida State University,...

Cale Yarborough | SC Hall of Fame

April 30, 2020 - Posted in History
Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough was born in 1939 and grew up on a farm in Sardis, South Carolina. He entered his first NASCAR race in 1957 and won the Darlington 500 in 1968. Yarborough won the Daytona 500 four times and won the national championship (Winston Cup) three years in a row (...

SC African American History Calendar: May Honoree - Benjamin James Glover

April 28, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: May Honoree - Benjamin James Glover

Rev. Dr. Benjamin James Glover was born in the Promised Land community near Greenwood, S.C., on October 26, 1915. From the age of seven, he was inspired to accept the calling of becoming a pastor and prepared himself for a lifetime of teaching and educating people about God...

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