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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,...

SC African American History Calendar - September Honoree: Bessie Moody-Lawrence

August 29, 2019 - Posted in History by Andrew Davis
SC African American History Calendar - September Honoree: Bessie Moody-Lawrence

Dr. Bessie Ayers Moody-Lawrence dedicated her entire life to education and the law. A prolific advocate, Dr. Moody-Lawrence integrated herself into every facet of society she could to achieve her passions. A member or leader to countless programs and committees, her actions...

The Catawba Cultural Center | Let’s Go!

August 15, 2019 - Posted in History by Sarah Pritchard
The Catawba Cultural Center

At the Catawba Cultural Center visitors can learn about many important aspects of the traditions of the Catawba people. The museum includes various displays on the tribe's important chiefs, the unique practice of hand made pottery, and the evolution of Catawba life since...

Upcountry History Museum | Let’s Go!

August 8, 2019 - Posted in History by Sarah Pritchard
Kristen Pace

The Upcountry History Museum - Furman University connects people, history and culture in a variety of different ways. You can learn about local history, or check out some of the museum's traveling exhibits. The museum covers 300 years of the region's history starting with...

SC African American History Calendar - August Honoree: Henry Minton

August 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Sarah Pritchard
Images of Henry Minton - SC African American History Calendar - August Honoree

Henry Minton was the visionary behind Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Commonly known as the Boulé, an ancient Greek term for a council of chiefs, Sigma Pi Phi was formally established on May 15, 1904, becoming the first African American Greek-letter fraternity. He envisioned a...

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