African American History

Mary Simms Oliphant

January 8, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by W. Sellers
Mary Simms Oliphant

Mary Simms Oliphant (1891-1988), granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms, wrote the South Carolina History textbook used in public schools. She was Director of the State Public Library Association and received the state of South Carolina’s highest...

African American History Collection Now Available on Knowitall Media

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Martin Luther King Jr at March on Washingon

South Carolina ETV has gathered a superb Collection of videos on African American History . Explore them now on Knowitall Media ! Series available in the African American History Collection include: Civil Rights Youth Media Summit Gullah Net Mary McLeod Bethune: Idella...

South Carolina Slave Home to Become Centerpiece for Smithsonian’s New Museum

November 14, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Slave Home

Down a dirt road on Edisto Island, in the middle of Point of Pines Plantation, stood a dilapidated home chock-full of history. The home was one of two of the nation’s oldest slave cabins, dating to the 1850s. According to the NY Times , “Black families lived in the wood-...

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