SC History

Black South Carolinian 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...

Preserving History: The Olympia Mill Village Museum Opens September 28

July 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Clayton Sears
A four-year journey: Jake and Sherry Jaco inside the Olympia Mill school during the construction phase of the museum

Columbia has a rich history of being a cotton/textile mill town. The Olympia and Granby Mills are located just outside of the downtown area, next to the Congaree river. Like many places in Columbia, this historic area is growing. The Olympia-Granby Historical Foundation was...

Journalist Robert Cox and the Newspaper That Published Dangerous Truths

July 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Robert Cox (with Maria Hinojosa, WGBH, Boston)

(Originally broadcast 01/19/18) - The Buenos Aires Herald ceased publication in July of 2017, almost 141 years after its founding. The paper became famous, however, only in the latter part of the 20th century, for exposing the forced disappearances of Argentinians during...

"M" is for Miller, Thomas Ezekiel (1849-1938)

July 13, 2018 - Posted in Education by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"M" is for Miller, Thomas Ezekiel (1849-1938). Political leader, college president. A native of Beaufort, Miller graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Returning to South Carolina he opened a law practice in 1875. Miller served in the South Carolina House (1874-...

"L" is for Lyttelton, William Henry (1724-1808)

July 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "L" is for Lyttelton, William Henry (1724-1808). Governor. Lyttelton began his career as a colonial administrator when he was appointed governor of South Carolina in 1755. He arrived in Charleston in June 1756. Lyttelton’s tenure was marked by...

Parks Tell Unheard Stories of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

July 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
John Slaughter, Superintendent of US Park Service's Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks group.

(Originally broadcast 10/13/17) - The Southern Campaign was critical in determining the outcome of the American Revolutionary War, yet the South’s importance has been downplayed in most historical accounts to date. The National Park Service has recognized the importance of...

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 4 - Kings Mountain

May 30, 2018 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Andrew Davis
Here, patriot militiamen won a crucial victory against the British.

The final stop on the SC ETV Endowment's Southern Campaign Tour was Kings Mountain National Battlefield. Kings Mountain is a rocky, wooded hill on the border of North and South Carolina. This site also played host to several U.S. Presidents: President Herbert Hoover spoke...

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 3 - Historic Brattonsville

May 24, 2018 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Andrew Davis
Historic Brattonsville, where the "Battle At Williamson's Plantation," or "Huck's Defeat" took place.

On the last day of the ETV Endowment's Southern Campaign Tour, tourists visited two locations. The first of the two was Historic Brattonsville, which is the site of "Battle At Williamson's Plantation," or "Huck's Defeat." In this battle, patriot militia, led by Colonel...

Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

May 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

It's been three years since Carter and Jack Hanson were featured on CBS news for their rare friendship with a World War II veteran who served aboard the USS Yorktown. That's when the network set up a surprise meeting on the ship just outside of Charleston. They had gotten...

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 2 - Ninety-Six Star Fort

May 17, 2018 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Andrew Davis
Dr. Walter Edgar poses for a picture with several ETV employees: Steve Folks, Arthur Joseph, and William Richardson

On day two of the ETV Endowment's Southern Campaign Tour, visitors got a chance to see Old Ninety-Six National Historic Site, in present-day Greenwood County, South Carolina. Around the time of the Revolution, Ninety-Six was not just a British stronghold; it was also an...

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 1 - Cowpens

May 10, 2018 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Andrew Davis
General Daniel Morgan On His Horse

Late last month, a three day series of tours occurred, for the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. This tour was made possible with the cooperation between the SCETV Endowment, and the National Park Service. The guides who took guests throughout the tour were...

South Carolina State University: A Black Land-Grant College in Jim Crow America

April 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
S.C. State University logo

Since its founding in 1896, South Carolina State University has provided vocational, undergraduate, and graduate education for generations of African Americans. Now the state’s flagship historically black university, it achieved this recognition after decades of struggling...

Antiques Roadshow Charleston Episodes on ETV World

April 26, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Antiques Roadshow Charleston

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's three Charleston-based episodes air again Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on ETV World April 29-May 13, 2018. The 13-time Emmy® nominated series came to Charleston in August of 2015 as part of its six-city summer production tour. More than 4,500 guests attended...

New SC Film “Charlie’s Place” Premieres April 26 on SCETV

April 24, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
The staff of Charlie's Place.

Charlie’s Place , a new South Carolina ETV documentary, tells the story of an African-American nightclub owned by Charlie and Sarah Fitzgerald in Myrtle Beach, S.C. from the 1930s to the 1960s. Charlie’s Place on Carver Street was a significant stop for musicians on the...

Daring, WWII "Doolittle Raid" Began in Columbia

April 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
USS HORNET of an Army B-25 on its way to take part in first U.S. air raid on Japan. Doolittle Raid, April 1942.

76 years ago (April 18 1942) 80 brave men did what had never been attempted: they flew army 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 back at Japan after...

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