History

David Drake aka “Dave the Potter” | SC Hall of Fame

February 6, 2020 - Posted in History
Dave the Potter

David Drake was an enslaved African American in Edgefield, South Carolina during the first three quarters of the nineteenth century. He’s known today for the magnificent quality of the pots he made, the size of the pots, and he wrote poems on some of his pots—during an era...

Andrew Pickens | SC Hall of Fame

January 30, 2020 - Posted in History
Andrew Pickens

Watch an eight minute biography of the life of American Revolution militia leader and US Congressman, General Andrew Pickens. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program details Pickens' military...

SC African American History Calendar: February Honoree – Reubin Bookert

January 29, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar:  February Honoree – Reubin Bookert

Rear Admiral Reubin B. Bookert is a native of Columbia, S.C. He graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in 1968 and North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. degree. He also earned degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a...

Ronald Erwin McNair | SC Hall of Fame

January 28, 2020 - Posted in History
Ronald Erwin McNair

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Ronald McNair was the second African-American to go into space, and was part of the STS-51L crew that died when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift-off in January 28, 1986.

Andrew Jackson | SC Hall of Fame

January 23, 2020 - Posted in History
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina in 1767. He fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Jackson became a lawyer and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. He was the first Democrat elected U.S. President, serving from 1829-1837. During his...

Benjamin Elijah Mays | SC Hall of Fame

January 16, 2020 - Posted in History by Tabitha Safdi
Benjamin Elijah Mays

Benjamin Mays (1894-1984) was a minister, educator, scholar and social activist. He was known as the "Father of the Civil Rights Movement." Mays was born the youngest in his family and his parents were both former slaves. He grew up in Epworth, South Carolina, just a few...

SC African American History Calendar: January Honoree - Vivian Ayers Allen

January 1, 2020 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: January Honoree - Vivian Ayers Allen

A native of Chester, S.C., Dr. Vivian Ayers Allen is a poet, cultural activist, and American classicist. A 1939 graduate of the historic Brainerd Institute in Chester, Dr. Ayers attended Barber-Scotia College and Bennett College. Dr. Ayers has also received Honorary...

The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War in the South

December 9, 2019 - Posted in History by Alfred Turner
Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter

As the newly appointed commander of the Southern Continental Army in December 1780, Nathanael Greene quickly realized victory would not only require defeating the British Army, but also subduing the region's brutal civil war. "The division among the people is much greater...

SC African American History Calendar: December Honoree - Isaac Washington

December 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: December Honoree - Isaac Washington

Isaac Washington Sr., son of Oliver and Elizabeth S. Washington, was born in Columbia, S.C., in 1942. He is a graduate of C.A. Johnson High School and Benedict College. As a high school and college student, he participated in numerous civil rights marches, sit-ins and other...

The Catawba Nation | Let's Go!

November 4, 2019 - Posted in History by Sarah Pritchard
Kassidy Plyler

The Catawba Indian Nation is the only federally recognized reservation in the state of South Carolina. The Catawba people have lived in the Piedmont region for over six thousand years, and today occupy about three thousand acres in Rock Hill, S.C.

Celebrate Halloween with S.C. Ghost Stories!

October 31, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
Celebrate Halloween with South Carolina Folklore, Ghosts, and Legends!

Halloween can be a fun and festive holiday for both children and adults. But it also can be a spooky time when one can have unexpected encounters with the supernatural, or paranormal. It seems that wherever one travels, each destination will have its fair share of folklore...

SC African American History Calendar: November Honoree - Henrietta Snype

October 27, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
November 2019 Honoree Henrietta Snype

A true artist and craftswoman, Henrietta Snype is a master sweetgrass basket weaver and educator. She is devoted to the education and revival of a culture rich in tradition.

Navy SEAL Robert "Bob" Coggin - Apollo 8 Recovery Interview

October 2, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
robert bob coggin

The South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of Robert Stone's " Chasing The Moon " on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Museum guests, and members of the SCETV Endowment alike came to see this special screening, and took advantage of the opportunity to speak with...

Photographer Milt Putnam - Apollo 11 Recovery Interview

October 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
U.S. Navy photographer Milt Putnam shares his experiences with the recovery of Apollo 11.

On the evening of Thursday, July 25, the South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of Robert Stone's " Chasing The Moon ." Museum guests, and members of the SCETV Endowment alike came to see this special screening, and took advantage of the opportunity to speak...

SC African American History Calendar- October Honoree: Oliver "Buddy" Pough

September 25, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar: October Honoree - Oliver "Buddy" Pough

Before legendary Head Football Coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough oversaw his first practice at South Carolina State University (SC State), he was one of the top high school coaches in the Palmetto State. He led Fairfield Central High School to a perfect 15-0 record in 1996,...

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