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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...

Fort Hill Plantation | Let’s Go!

August 1, 2019 - Posted in History by Sarah Pritchard
Fort Hill Plantation

William Hiott is the Executive Director & Chief Curator for Fort Hill Plantation. He guides us through the history of Fort Hill and its famous residents, John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson. Hiott also shares the unique history of the Calhoun and Clemson women who...

"S" is for South Carolina Equal Suffrage League

July 31, 2019 - Posted in History by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"S" is for South Carolina Equal Suffrage League. The South Carolina Equal Suffrage League (SCESL) was formed by the Spartanburg New Era Club and other members of the white South Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1914. Hannah Hemphill Coleman was elected the first...

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 | 360 Video

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...

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