Culture

World War I: Black South Carolinian Soldiers

February 19, 2018 - Posted in Education by Alfred Turner
Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat, with cigarette holder in front of painted backdrop.

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 was a way to prove their...

Count the Birds

February 19, 2018 - Posted in Education by Alfred Turner
logo for the Great Backyard Bird Count

Credit Audubon Society This is the last day of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Rudy shares his list, so far.

Art Installation Series Brings Light to Spartanburg

February 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ann Bailey
Lighten Up Spartanburg

In recent years, Spartanburg, South Carolina has experienced rapid growth with the introduction of new hotels and apartment buildings, in addition to its multitude of independent businesses. Nestled in the upstate, the town that was once known only for its railroad lines is...

Narrative: The Best Wedding Gift

February 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Kelvin and Chanta Moore, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Kelvin Moore and his wife Chanta...

Ronald Erwin McNair

February 15, 2018 - 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.

February 6, 1968 - All Star Bowling Lanes Protest Turns Violent

February 14, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising by Beryl Dakers
Dr. Emma McCain

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ordered all public places and schools to desegregate and serve blacks and whites equally. For four years, from 1964 to 1968, Orangeburg's All Star Bowling Lanes refused to obey the Act and continued to turn away African Americans On February 6,...

Worm Farming

February 13, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Coleman with the worms

The Early Bird Farm is a farm like no other with their primary crop being...WORMS! Paul Coleman has been raising worms for a number of years and knows all to well the importance of these tiny creatures.

SC Chamber Music Festival’s Sixth Season Offers Variety, Focus on Duos

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
pianist Paolo Gualdi

For pianist Paolo Gualdi, variety is an important part of being a well-rounded musician. According to the Francis Marion University professor, “It’s a great advantage to be open to many, many different kinds of music. It doesn’t matter what you’re listening to, as long as...

Narrative: A Daughter's Love Passed Down

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Tonya German and her mother Nancy Wegner, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Tonya German spoke with her mother Nancy Wegner about her early life, starting...

David Drake aka “Dave the Potter”

February 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
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...

The Orangeburg Massacre 50 Years Later: The FBI Investigation

February 8, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising by Ty Moody
Fifty years later,  SC State University Alumni gather for a conversation about the lifelong effects of the Orangeburg Massacre a

Fifty years later, South Carolina State University (SCSU) Alumni gather for a conversation about the lifelong effects of the Orangeburg Massacre and the final FBI investigation report. On the evening of February 8, 1968, SCSU students started a bonfire on the front of...

Former Charleston Mayor Teaches Class on the Making of the International African American Museum

February 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Crowd listens to author Edward Ball speak at the Citadel

There's no slowing down for Former Charleston City mayor Joe Riley. The 75 year-old is as ambitious as ever, finalizing plans for the city's new International African American Museum. He's even teaching a class about it this semester at his Alma Mater, The Citadel. "I work...

The Orangeburg Massacre 50 Years Later: Remembrances

February 7, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising by Ty Moody
SC State University Alumni gather for a conversation about the tragic event that occurred on February 8, 1968.

South Carolina State University (SCSU) Alumni gather for a conversation about the tragic event that occurred on February 8, 1968. Fifty years ago, SCSU students started a bonfire on the front of campus which is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. As police and...

Blue Cheese and Indian Legend Mark Two S.C. Mountain Attractions

February 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Issaqueena Falls.

The Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina are full of stories, both historic and legendary. The history of Clemson Blue Cheese began in Stumphouse Tunnel. The tunnel is near another popular tourist destination in Oconee County, Issaqueena Falls, named after a legendary...

Oyotunji African Village

February 6, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
The entrance of Oyotunji African Village

Oyotunji African Village is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina and was founded by the late Oba Efuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi in 1970. Today the village is promoted as an authentic Yoruba village and offers tours to the public.

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