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SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

June 15, 2019 - Posted in History by Sarah Pritchard
SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

(Photo of Patina Miller in "Madam President" courtesy of Sarah Shatz/CBS.) Patina Miller is a celebrated actress, performer and singer. Born in the small town of Pageland, S.C. on November 6, Miller was raised with music. She grew up singing in her local church’s gospel...

SC African American History Calendar - June Honoree: Janice Marshall

May 27, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
Images from SC African American History Calendar - June Honoree: Janice Marshall

Janice Wannamaker Marshall, a St. Matthews, S.C. native, is the daughter of Verna Wannamaker Abney. She is married to Dr. Henry Thomas Marshall Jr. and, together, are the proud parents to their only daughter. Marshall was educated in the Calhoun County Public School System...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 5 - The French And Indian War, Part 2

May 27, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
This Painting Depicts British Forces Fighting Back Against Cherokee Indians in the Carolina wilderness.

The French and Indian War may have begun in 1754; however, war between France and Great Britain was not officially declared until 1756, with the start of the Seven Years War. Between 1756-1757, Lieutenant General Louis Joseph de Montcalm's French and Native American forces...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 5 - The French and Indian War, Part 1

May 20, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
The French And Indian War -The North American Offshoot of the Seven Years War

This second two-part installment of History In A Nutshell is all about the French and Indian War. Not only did the French and Indian War set the stage for America's independence from Great Britain, it also shaped North America as we know it today! The French and Indian War...

History In A Nutshell Episode 4 - The Space Race, Part 2

May 13, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
"Earthrise" Photograph Taken By Apollo 8

The second part of the "Space Race" episode outlines NASA's Project Gemini, and the Apollo Program. Project Gemini is the commonly forgotten bridge between Mercury and Apollo. Gemini served as the test-bed for the Apollo program, where astronauts and engineers would learn...

Experience the Apollo 8 Mission

May 9, 2019 - Posted in History by Tabitha Safdi
Apollo 8 module at the USS Yorktown

Aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point is a replica Apollo 8 capsule where visitors can experience the mission. Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first human mission, in which the spacecraft left the Earth’s orbit. It was the first manned...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 4 - The Space Race, Part 1

May 6, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Episode four of History In A Nutshell is the first two-part episode! This episode is all about the "Space Race" against the Soviet Union, to the moon! Following World War II, the U.S. was pitted against the Soviet Union in a period known as "The Cold War." The Soviet Union...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 3 - Birth Of The Constitution

April 29, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
This episode explains why the Articles of Confederation failed, and how the Constitution came to be!

The third installment of History In A Nutshell is perfect for Constitution Day, or the Fourth of July! After the American Revolutionary War, it was time for the newly formed United States of America to create its own government. This episode explains the development of the...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 2 - The 1918 Flu Pandemic

April 22, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
The "Spanish Flu" affected mainly young adults, instead of infants or senior citizens!

Episode 2 of History In A Nutshell is about the 1918 Flu Pandemic, and its effects on South Carolina. Commonly referred to as the "Spanish Flu," this deadly strain of H1N1 influenza affected the globe, and claimed more lives than World War I did! What made this strain of...

SC African American History Calendar - May Honoree: Jannie Harriot

April 20, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar - May Honoree: Jannie Harriot

Jannie Harriot, daughter of the late James and Marvell Bradley Harriot, was born in Wilmington, N.C. and grew up in Hartsville, S.C. She graduated from Butler High School in Hartsville and attended Talladega College in Alabama. She went on to receive a B.S. from...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | What Reconstruction Meant to Freedwomen

April 16, 2019 - Posted in History 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 History 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 History 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 History 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 History 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...

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