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South Carolina African American History Calendar: December Honoree - Isaac Washington
Isaac Washington Sr., son of Oliver and Elizabeth S. Washington, was born in Columbia, S.C., in 1942. He is a graduate of C.A. Johnson High School and Benedict College. As a high school and college student, he participated in numerous civil rights marches, sit-ins and other activities in the Columbia and Orangeburg areas. He was arrested in March 1962 while protesting at the South Carolina State...
Images from content featured on Knowitall.org in December 2019
This month, we’re excited to bring to your attention a couple of new series recently added to Knowitall.org—the Planter at the Gate and the Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick ! Both are made possible through our partnership with SC DNR and the South Carolina Heritage Trust . There's also new content from two of our ongoing series, Carolina Classrooms and WhatWorksSC . We also highlight...
Pictured Harriet Tubman between 1860 and 1875. Harvey B. Lindsley photographer; Library of Congress.
...that Harriet Tubman lived and worked in South Carolina? Learn more from these Knowitall/South Carolina ETV resources! HARRIET TUBMAN (1820-1913) | PERISCOPE Born a slave, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom and became a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. As a conductor, she helped over 300 slaves find their own freedom. After the Civil War, she cared for orphaned children and supported...
SC African American History Calendar - November Honorees: Henrietta Snype
A true artist and craftswoman, Henrietta Snype is a master sweetgrass basket weaver and educator. She is devoted to the education and revival of a culture rich in tradition. Born and raised in Mount Pleasant, S.C., she learned how to weave baskets at the age of seven from her mother, Mary Mazyck, and grandmother. At the age of 17, Snype graduated from high school and went on to pursue her...
November highlights
Featured in November is content for Native American Heritage Month . New to the Native American Heritage collection is the video series The Ring People and a Let’s Go! virtual reality experience at the Catawba Cultural Center . Explore a multitude of career education resources in Career Explorations ! Also, visit our Veterans Day Collection to view series that commemorate the veterans who fought...
October Honoree - Oliver "Buddy" Pough
Before legendary Head Football Coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough oversaw his first practice at South Carolina State University (SC State), he was one of the top high school coaches in the Palmetto State. He led Fairfield Central High School to a perfect 15-0 record in 1996, claiming the Class AAA state title. As a result, he earned SC High School League Coach of the Year honors for his efforts. Then,...

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