Carolina Stories

South Carolina ETV to premiere documentary film exploring history of South Carolina National Guard

May 20, 2020 - Posted in Culture
South Carolina National Guard

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced the premiere of “We Have a Story to Tell: 350 Years of the South Carolina National Guard” – a one-hour documentary film exploring the history and impact of the South Carolina National Guard. Debuting this week in...

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper

March 5, 2020 - Posted in Culture
American artist Georgia O’Keeffe

March is Women History Month American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) has been called the “Mother of American Modernism,” well-known for her flowing, colorful works of flowers and plants as well as Southwestern landscapes. In November 2014, her painting Jimson Weed,...

Carolina Stories: African American History

February 3, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Ty Moody
students participating in student sit-in

This month we want to highlight African American history and South Carolinians who have left a lasting legacy on the palmetto state. Click the links or players below to watch the documentaries. A True Likeness "A True Likeness" tells the story of a little-known African-...

Ghosts and Legends: ​Stumphouse Tunnel

October 29, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Stumphouse Tunnel

​Stumphouse Tunnel was built in the 1850s in Walhalla, S.C. The tunnel was built to connect the railway between Charleston and Knoxville. The men who built the tunnel worked twelve hours a day, seven days a week, using only shovels, pick axes and dynamite. Eventually,...

Ghosts and Legends: Old Exchange Ghost

October 28, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
cemetary

Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, S.C. Isaac Hayne was imprisoned there in 1781. He was a very popular businessman, well-off, whom they led through the streets of Charleston, by his sister's home, in shackles and chains on his way to the gallows. She...

Ghosts and Legends: Aiken Ghosts

October 25, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
screenshot of Aiken Ghosts program

Find stories from the Old Post Office, Annie's Inn, and the cemetery at St. Thaddeus in Aiken, S.C.

Ghosts and Legends: Abbeville Ghosts

October 24, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Abbeville Ghost

OLD JAIL, ABBEVILLE, S.C. The Old Jail is Abbeville's oldest public building. The sheriff lived on the first floor, and prisoners were kept on the second and third floors, the worst of whom were kept on the third floor, which has high rafters, perfectly suited for hangings...

Ghosts and Legends: Pirate Captain's Buried Treasure

October 23, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Pirate Tour Guide

Folklore claims a pirate captain buried treasure at 37 Meeting Street in Charleston. There are three versions of the story. The captain later found one of his supposedly trusted crewmen attempting to dig up his treasure. It is believed that the crewman remains to this day,...

“Beyond Barbados” documentary to premiere on SCETV June 20

June 19, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Beyond Barbados

COLUMBIA, S.C. – “ Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection ,” a new, one-hour documentary film exploring the history and cultural connections between Barbados and South Carolina, will premiere Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. on South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV)...

Beyond Barbados: From Whence They Came, Part 6

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Charleston

Gullah is the blending of all the cultures that came together during that horrible time in human history called the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The connection between Barbados and South Carolina is still prevalent today, especially in the Lowcountry: everything from the...

"Charlie's Place" wins Emmy award

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Emmy Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter on Saturday held the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony in Buckhead, Ga. At the event, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) received an Emmy award for Best Historical/...

Beyond Barbados: Colony of a Colony, Part 4

June 13, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
native americans and colonists

Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of rice plantations, and from trade between Carolina and Barbados. These...

Beyond Barbados: The Barbados Adventures, Part 3

June 12, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Ship out at sea

With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles, however, it came at a price: the island experienced total deforestation...

Beyond Barbados: Sweet Success, Part 2

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Barbadian guiding a horse pulling a cart

Dutch Sephardic Jewish colonists moved from Brazil to Barbados to escape the religious persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. These Sephardic Jews brought with them the knowledge to produce a highly sought after commodity in Europe: Sugarcane. The production of sugarcane...

Beyond Barbados: In the Beginning, Part 1

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Culture by David Sanford Adams
Colonization of Barbados

Most people today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to the Charleston area by way of Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. The story of Barbados is as unique as the island itself. Like the United States, Barbados is an amalgam of...

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