SC History

Postcard From the Past Mobilizes a Columbia Historic Church to Restoration

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park and T. Safdi
Ebenezer Lutheran Church

“We’re excited to be a part of history today,” said Jane George Holmes. Holmes is a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, which saw an exciting addition of two new cupolas to its storied chapel on Monday, February 6. Construction crews readied cranes to hoist the cupolas into...

South Carolinian Helps Preserve Southern History by Giving Walking Tours

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Robert Ryals, owner of Walkin' Talkin' Tours

Fort Mill resident Robert Ryals has devoted his life to living history. He is a ‘story-teller of facts’ and tour guide for Walkin’ Talkin’ Tours , which he co-owns with his wife. Of his career path he says, “If you’re pursuing your passion, you never have to work a day in...

Ronald Erwin McNair

February 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Ronald Erwin McNair

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Ronald McNair was the second African-American to go into space, and was part of the STS-51L crew that died when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift-off in 1986.

Freedom Walkway Honors South Carolina Civil Rights Heroes

February 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

In 1961, African American students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, walked a mile to stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter. Their unconventional mission was to be put in jail and refuse to pay or accept bail to place a financial burden on...

Friendship 9 Member Discusses the Civil Rights Movement

February 1, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
David Williamson Jr. at The Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC

The Friendship 9 consisted of students from Friendship Junior College . These students are best known for their historic one-mile walk from Friendship Junior College to McCrory’s Variety Store on January 31, 1961. They walked into the front door of McCrory’s expecting...

Living History at Historic Brattonsville

January 20, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Visitor Center sign at Historic Brattonsville in York County, SC

Historic Brattonsville is a 775-acre Revolutionary War site located in York County, South Carolina. It is the site of the Bratton Plantation, which was owned by the Bratton family. The Bratton family came to North America in the early 18th century and ended up settling in...

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt. His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and...

Civil Rights Leaders Recognized in Rock Hill, SC

November 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On November 14, 2016, important civil rights leaders were recognized at The Palmetto Room in Rock Hill, S.C. The event started with a dedication of the Freedom Walkway and continued with a screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise." The event culminated with a...

StoryCorps to Visit SC State Museum, EdVenture

October 31, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
StoryCorps participants, MobileBooth interior

StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization that records and celebrates the stories of everyday Americans, is coming to Columbia to collect interviews with residents. Heard and seen weekly on SC Public Radio and SCETV, StoryCorps is bringing its MobileBooth—an Airstream...

Behind the Scenes of the Battle of Camden

September 21, 2016 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Kaitlyn Cannon
The Battle of Camden Reenactment

Just recently, the South Carolina ETV team travelled to Camden, South Carolina to shoot footage for The Southern Campaign of The American Revolution . This shoot’s focus was the Battle of Camden, which occurred on August 16 1780. This historical reenactment was a sight to...

Book Based on SC Public Radio Interviews Wins Award

July 7, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Dr. Walter Edgar and his award-winning book

SC Public Radio host Dr. Walter Edgar’s book Conversations with the Conroys has won a Bronze Award from the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The book explores the family of South Carolina-based author Pat Conroy, who was best-known for The Great Santini and The...

A History to Remember: Penn Center Campus Proposed a National Monument

June 2, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
Penn Center

The historic Penn Center of St. Helena’s Island has been a center of African American education, cultural preservation, and social justice for over 150 years. Founded in 1862, the Penn Center, then called Penn School, was one of the first institutions in the South that...

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

May 12, 2016 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

The National Park Service celebrates its centennial this year, and South Carolina ETV and the Sons of the American Revolution are collaborating with them to tell the stories of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Eight five-minute video segments will anchor an...

Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse Dedicated

May 12, 2016 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781, but on March 13, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C., the National Military Park dedicated the Crown Forces Monument, to recognize all of the British soldiers who fought and died in the Battle. The Monument acknowledges...

"Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina" to air on ETV

April 28, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland.

South Carolina ETV is celebrating the state’s Pulitzer Prize winners in a new three part series From the Jazz Age to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina , airing Thursday nights beginning May 5 at 8:00 p.m. on ETV. The first program features South...

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