History

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 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 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...

"B" is for Brown, William Melvin, Jr. (1934-1994)

March 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Brown, William Melvin, Jr. (1934-1994). Manufacturer. A native Charlestonian and a graduate of South Carolina State, Brown served in the Army, taught in the Charleston County schools, and was the first black insurance consultant in Charleston. In 1972 he created...

"C" is for Cofitachiqui

March 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Cofitachiqui. Cofitachiqui is the name of a sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Native American chiefdom as well as one of the principal towns of the chiefdom. The town of Cofitachiqui was located on the bank of the Wateree River below the fall line near present-...

"C" is for Coker, David Robert (1870-1938)

March 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Coker, David Robert (1870-1938). Businessman, plant breeder, philanthropist. Following his graduation from the University of South Carolina, Coker managed the J.L. Coker and Company. Illness led him to withdraw from the business and to focus on his first...

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