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Carlisle Floyd | SC Hall of Fame

May 7, 2020 - Posted in History
Carlisle Floyd

Carlisle Floyd is one of the foremost composers and librettists of opera in the United States. Born in Latta, South Carolina in 1926, Floyd earned degrees in piano and composition at Syracuse University. He began his teaching career in 1947 at Florida State University,...

Cale Yarborough | SC Hall of Fame

April 30, 2020 - Posted in History
Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough was born in 1939 and grew up on a farm in Sardis, South Carolina. He entered his first NASCAR race in 1957 and won the Darlington 500 in 1968. Yarborough won the Daytona 500 four times and won the national championship (Winston Cup) three years in a row (...

Bobby Richardson | SC Hall of Fame

April 23, 2020 - Posted in History
Bobby Richardson

Bobby Richardson, native of Sumter, South Carolina, played second base for the New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. He won the Gold Glove Award five times and was selected to the American League All-Star team eight times. Richardson played in seven World Series. He is the...

Bernard Mannes Baruch | SC Hall of Fame

April 16, 2020 - Posted in History
Bernard Mannes Baruch

Bernard Mannes Baruch was by all accounts one of the most famous and influential Americans of his era -- and certainly one of the wealthiest. Born in South Carolina in 1870, Baruch was a governor of the New York Stock Exchange by the age of thirty-three, amassing millions...

Lucile Godbold | SC Hall of Fame

April 10, 2020 - Posted in History
photo of Lucile Godbold, color

Lucile "Miss Ludy" Ellerbe Godbold (1900-1981) is a distinguished American athlete and educator from Estill, South Carolina. Her accomplishments paved the way for female athletes around the world. This nine minute piece chronicles her successes using a vast array of...

Arthur Middleton | SC Hall of Fame

April 9, 2020 - Posted in History
Arthur Middleton

A brief biography of the life of Arthur Middleton, statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Through the use of archival materials, scholar interviews, and historic landmarks and reenactments, this program details the events surrounding Middleton’s life and...

Archibald Rutledge | SC Hall of Fame

April 2, 2020 - Posted in History
Archibald Rutledge

Archibald Rutledge was born October 23, 1883 in McClellanville, South Carolina. He grew up at Hampton Plantation on the South Santee River. In 1904, Rutledge began writing stories, poems, and magazine articles, many about hunting and other outdoor pursuits. In 1934,...

Maude Callen | SC Hall of Fame

March 12, 2020 - Posted in History by Jackie Johnson
Maude Callen

This episode is about Maude Callen (1898 -- 1990), a Nurse-Midwife, who singlehandedly brought health care to rural Pineville, S.C. and the surrounding area of Berkeley County in the early 1920s, continuing to the 1970s. The episode will tell how she delivered some 800...

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper

March 5, 2020 - Posted in Culture
American artist Georgia O’Keeffe

American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) has been called the “Mother of American Modernism,” well-known for her flowing, colorful works of flowers and plants as well as Southwestern landscapes. In November 2014, her painting Jimson Weed, White Flower No. 1 was auctioned...

Anna Hyatt Huntington | SC Hall of Fame

March 5, 2020 - Posted in History
Anna Hyatt Huntington

Born in 1876, Anna Vaughn Hyatt came from a family that supported her interest in animals and the arts. Her mother and sister were both artists. Her father was a professor of paleontology, and she developed a scientist's power of observation. In 1902 she went to New York to...

Horse Racing and Horse Culture in South Carolina and Beyond

March 2, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Currier & Ives & Cameron, J. (ca. 1884) An exciting finish

According to the South Carolina Encyclopedia, “’The Sport of Kings’ emerged in South Carolina as soon as colonists gained firm footing and began amassing property and wealth enough to emulate the lifestyles of England and the Caribbean.” Horse racing and horse culture...

The Charleston Church Massacre and the Journey to Forgiveness

February 28, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The scene outside Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Charleston, SC, on Sunday morning, July 21, 2015.

On June 17, 2015, twelve members of the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina welcomed a young white man to their evening Bible study. He arrived with a pistol, 88 bullets, and hopes of starting a race war. Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine...

Mary McLeod Bethune | SC Hall of Fame

February 20, 2020 - Posted in History by Jackie Johnson
Mary McLeod Bethune

If there were a Mount Rushmore for African-Americans, Mary McLeod Bethune would definitely be on there. She is hailed as one of the most influential African-American educators and Civil Rights figures, during the first half of the 20th century. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was...

David Drake aka “Dave the Potter” | SC Hall of Fame

February 6, 2020 - Posted in History
Dave the Potter

David Drake was an enslaved African American in Edgefield, South Carolina during the first three quarters of the nineteenth century. He’s known today for the magnificent quality of the pots he made, the size of the pots, and he wrote poems on some of his pots—during an era...

Andrew Pickens | SC Hall of Fame

January 30, 2020 - Posted in History
Andrew Pickens

Watch an eight minute biography of the life of American Revolution militia leader and US Congressman, General Andrew Pickens. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program details Pickens' military...

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