culture

Outside Agitator: The Civil Rights Struggle of Cleveland Sellers Jr.

February 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Dr. Cleveland Sellers

(Originally broadcast 10/26/18) - In 1968 state troopers gunned down black students protesting the segregation of a South Carolina bowling alley, killing three and injuring 28. The Orangeburg Massacre was one of the most violent moments of the Southern civil rights movement...

The State of Southern Cuisine

February 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Shrimp and grits, 21st century style.

January and February gave us the State of the Union address and the State of the State address – important stuff. But, for a Southerner, there are specific, important areas of life in these United States that these addresses didn't cover – areas that we need to check on...

Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila

February 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Destruction at the Walled City (Intramuros district) of old Manila in May 1945, after the Battle of Manila.

In his book, Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila (2018, W. W. Norton), Charleston historian and author James M. Scott recounts one of the most heartbreaking chapters of World War II. When Gen. Douglas MacArthur prepared to liberate the capital city of...

"M" is for Museum of Education

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

"M" is for Museum of Education. Founded in 1977, the Museum of Education was established as a repository for archives, references, and artifacts related to the culture of educational life in South Carolina. It later expanded to house selected archival collections related to...

Tariffs... 'It's Complicated'

January 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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With recent controversies over the use of trade tariffs by the United States, it might be a good time to take a look back at the history of their use. It’s a complicated, often fraught history. In fact, friction between the North and South over tariffs in the early 19th...

In Darkest South Carolina: J. Waties Waring and the Secret Plan that Sparked a Civil Rights Movement

January 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Post and Courier columnist and author Brian Hicks

Post and Courier columnist and author Brian Hicks. Credit Post and Courier Four years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, a federal judge in Charleston hatched his secret plan to end segregation in America. Julius Waties Waring was...

Columbia Native Brings Stories to the Big Screen

January 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Actor Jeremy Irvine portrays William Pitsenbarger in The Last Full Measure.

The film producer, actor, and Columbia Native Julian Adams joins Walter Edgar to talk about his new film, The Last Full Measure , and to talk about his journey into the world of filmmaking. Adam’s previous features include Phantom (2013) and Amy Cook: The Spaces in Between...

The Last Ballad: Ella Mae Wiggins' Life in the Mill and Death on the Picket Line

January 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Loray Mill workers,Gastonia, N.C. 11/7/1908

(Originally broadcast 10/12/18) - New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash’s 2017 novel, The Last Ballad (2017, Willam Morrow) is set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. It chronicles an ordinary woman’s struggle for...

Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne

December 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
American Flag from the Revolutionary War

(Originally broadcast 06/08/18) - Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian (2017, USC Press) examines the events that set an American militia colonel on a disastrous collision course with two British officers, his execution in...

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

November 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Detail from Art Studio, by Thereas Pollak.

Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, The Johnson Collection’s new exhibition and its companion book, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection, examine the particularly complex challenges Southern women artists...

Violinist Benjamin Beilman Brings Brahms on Return Visit to South Carolina

November 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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For violinist Benjamin Beilman, the music of Johannes Brahms has timeless appeal. Striking what he considers a “perfect balance” between the personal and the objective, works like the German Romantic composer’s Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77, still have the power to...

Uncompromising Activist: Richard Greener, First Black Professor at USC

October 29, 2018 - Posted in Education by Alfred Turner
Richard T. Greener, circa 1900; by J. H. Cunningham. In The Colored American, February 24, 1900.

Richard T. Greener, circa 1900; by J. H. Cunningham. In The Colored American, February 24, 1900. Credit The Colored American, February 24, 1900 / Library of Congress/Chronicling America (Originally broadcast 06/01/18) - Richard Theodore Greener (1844–1922) was a renowned...

My Tour Through the Asylum: a Southern Integrationist's Memoir

October 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Dr. William Dufford

(Originally broadcast 04/06/18) - Immortalized in the writings of his most famous student, best-selling author Pat Conroy, veteran education administrator William E. Dufford has led an the life of a stalwart champion for social justice and equal access for all to the...

Grammy-Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux Talks Chamber Music

October 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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The expressive capabilities of a lone guitar are not lost on Jason Vieaux. In 2015, the guitarist’s recordings for the album Play (Azica Records) won him that year’s Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. But for this versatile artist, it’s not all about solo...

Pat Conroy: My Exaggerated Life

October 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Pat Conroy and Katherine Clark

Pat Conroy’s memoirs and autobiographical novels contain a great deal about his life, but there is much he hasn’t revealed with readers until now. My Exaggerated Life (2018, University of South Carolina Press) is the product of a special collaboration between this great...

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