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History In A Nutshell, Episode 2 - The 1918 Flu Pandemic

April 22, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios 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...

As Last Doolittle Raider Passes, History Observes 77th Anniversary of Historic World War II Attack

April 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Doolittle Crew

77 years ago (April 18, 1942), 80 brave men did what had never been attempted: they flew 16 army B-25B Mitchell bombers off a U.S. aircraft carrier on their way to bomb Tokyo. The attack, which has become known to history as the Doolittle Raid, was America’s first strike...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | What Reconstruction Meant to Freedwomen

April 16, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Betsy Newman
Freedwomen

Under slavery many African-American women had to work as field hands, or in the slave owners’ homes, doing domestic chores and raising the white children. Freedom meant that black women became mistresses of their own homes and could devote themselves to their families and...

Civil Rights Movement Had its Roots in World War I

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action, sailing home on The Stockholm in 1919.

As soldiers were fighting overseas during World War I, there was another battle going on back home: the battle for a better life for African Americans. Historian Janet Hudson, speaking at a recent symposium on the war presented by Lander University in Greenwood, said even...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | White Landowners and the Transition to Free Labor

April 16, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Betsy Newman
White Landowner

After the war, the South, and the nation, faced the question of how to make the transition from slave to free labor. Most former slave owners insisted that they should get their land back and maintain control over their workers, even if they had to use force. Freedpeople...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 1 - World War I

April 15, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Andrew Davis
History In A Nutshell, Episode 1 - World War I

Getting its start on Knowitall.org, "History In A Nutshell" is a series of videos which explains historical events in a short, straightforward, and somewhat quirky manner. The aim of this series is to employ use of animations, memes, and visuals to explain history, in an...

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings | SCETV's The Big Picture (2010)

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Classics by Ty Moody
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

In 2010, SCETV's former news and public affairs program, THE BIG PICTURE, captured footage from a special dedication ceremony. The University of South Carolina celebrated the official opening of The Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library. Dignitaries from across the...

Senator Ernest Hollings | SCETV Stateline (2003)

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Classics by Ty Moody
Stateline host Charles Bierbauer talks with Senator Hollings

Stateline host Charles Bierbauer talks with Senator Hollings about the state of politics in Washington and South Carolina. This program was broadcast in 2003. Senator Hollings died on April 6, 2019 at the age of 97.

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings | SCETV Profile (1991)

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Classics by Mimi Wortham-Brown
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings 1991 interview

This program from the Profile series, produced in 1991, relays the story of Sen. Fritz Hollings, through reflections of his wife, friends and colleagues, and through one-on-one interviews. Hollings was born in Charleston in 1922, the fourth of five children. He finished...

Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings Interview | SCETV 7:30 (1977)

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Classics by Ty Moody
Host Beryl Dakers sits down for a one-on-one interview with Senator Holling

Host Beryl Dakers sits down for a one-on-one interview with Senator Hollings. Aired December 8, 1977. Senator Hollings died on April 6, 2019 at the age of 97.

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings | SCETV Profile (1976)

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Classics by Mimi Wortham-Brown
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings 1976 Interview

Produced in 1976 for the Profile series, this program begins with Senator Hollings' upbringing in Charleston, and his graduation from The Citadel in 1942. He served in the Army in World War II, attaining the rank of captain. He then attended law school at the University of...

Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings on Walter Edgar's Journal

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The late Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings

Former S.C. Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. A Democrat, he held elective office for over fifty years. In 2008, Hollings talked with Walter Edgar about his life in politics and government, and about how to "...

Symposium Examines Women's Roles During World War I

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
From The Electrical Experimenter, October, 1916.

Lander University recented hosted a symposium on World War I, which ended just over a century ago. The symposium drew scholars and authors primarily from the Southeast to discuss various aspects of the war, which then was known as "The Great War." One aspect covered by a...

Reconstruction: South Carolina and the Nation After the Civil War

April 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The first black U.S. senator and first black House members were elected by Southern states during Reconstruction.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has said, "Reconstruction is one of the most important and consequential chapters in American history. It is also among the most overlooked, misunderstood and misrepresented." Gates' new four-part television series for PBS, Reconstruction:...

A Journey of Rediscovery: Retracing the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition in Carolina

March 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Detail of the title page of A History of Carolina presented to North Carolina in 1831 by James Madison. The book is now part of the collection of the N.C. Museum of History.

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels yielded A New Voyage to...

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