History

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...

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...

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...

Southern Campaign Tour

September 28, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
Reenactment photo of Southern Campaign production

South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar and park ranger John Slaughter explain the significant role South Carolina played in the Revolutionary War.

Slave Cabin

September 26, 2018 - Posted in Expeditions by Patrick McMillan
Slave Cabin

Located on an antebellum plantation near the coast of South Carolina is an abandoned slave cabin in which Naturalist Patrick McMillan discovers wildlife now making a home. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American...

Forgotten Jazz Great: Charleston's Fud Livingston

September 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Fud Livingston

Charleston’s Fud Livingston, 'Jazz Age' arranger, composer, and musician, made memorable music. (Originally broadcast 05/18/18) - Joseph Anthony “Fud” Livingston, born in Charleston, SC, in 1906, was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger, and composer who...

The Most Influential 20th-Century Southern Novel?

September 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Noel Polk, Tudier Harris, and Walter Edgar, taping "Take on the South."

This month, a PBS series, The Great American Read , celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. Celebrities, authors, and book lovers reveal the novels that have affected their lives. And, the national vote gets under way, to decide America’s Best-Loved Novel. Back...

Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

September 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Soapstone Baptist Church sign, Liberia, S.C.

In 2007, while researching mountain culture in upstate South Carolina, anthropologist John M. Coggeshall stumbled upon the small community of Liberia in the Blue Ridge foothills. There he met Mable Owens Clarke and her family, the remaining members of a small African...

Crossroads: Change in Rural America

September 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths and to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. Sponsored by SC Humanities in partnership with local...

Introducing "History in a Nutshell" on Knowitall.org

August 30, 2018 - Posted in Education by Andrew Davis
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Progress with History In A Nutshell is finally moving forward! With the success of the first two episodes, World War I and the 1918 Flu Pandemic in South Carolina , more content is on the way. Episode three will cover what happens right after the American Revolution...

Money Raised for Charleston's New International African American Museum

August 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
A picture of what the International African American Museum is expected to look like

The Charleston Maritime Museum was packed Thursday with a who’s who of community leaders, as well as local and state dignitaries. Former, long time Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley could barely contain his excitement as he stepped up to the podium. “Today we’ve asked all of...

Black South Carolinians, Soldiers in World War I

August 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat, with cigarette holder in front of painted backdrop.

(Originally broadcast 02/23/18) - Upon the United States' entrance into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson told the nation that the war was being fought to "make the world safe for democracy." For many African-American South Carolinians, the chance to fight in this war...

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