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SC African American History Calendar - February Honoree, David "Dave the Potter" Drake
David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter” and “Dave the Slave,” (c.1801-c.1870) was an American potter who lived in Edgefield, S.C. Dave produced alkaline-glazed stoneware jugs between the 1820s and 1860s. As an enslaved African, he often signed his works “Dave,” and is recognized as the first enslaved potter to inscribe his work. Dave is thought to be born around 1801 on a plantation in N.C...
Reconstruction 360 splash page
​ Reconstruction 360 Reconstruction 360 is SCETV’s new web and mobile application that brings contemporary scholarship about Reconstruction to a project designed for mobile devices. Intended for the general public, students and educators, Reconstruction 360 uses 360° videos and short documentary films to shed light on the Reconstruction era. The project focuses on the theme of land and labor,...
Image of Martin Luther King, Jr from PBS LearningMedia
Looking for an amazing MLK lesson? LearningWhy has you covered. Log in and try this lesson, Out of the Shadows , with suggested video clips included! # TeachersMakeaDifference # MLK # Also, view the resources from Knowitall.org's Martin Luther king Collection here .
Images from Knowitall African American and martin Luther King Collections
Happy New Year to all! This month, Knowitall features resources for Martin Luther King Day and African American History Month . Our Holocaust Remembrance Collection provides resources for International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. Throughout the month, be sure to visit What’s New on Knowitall and Knowitall Factoids , where each date brings a resource you may not...
Photos of Steve Benjamin January 2019 Honoree
Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia’s first African American mayor, was elected in a record-turnout election in 2010. He made it his mission to shape the Capital City into the most talented, educated and entrepreneurial city in America. His devotion to Columbia began in 1990 when he served as Student Body President at the University of South Carolina, and later, Student Bar Association President at...
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This month, we’re excited to bring to your attention not one, but two new segments on the history of The Space Race ! Episode 4 of History In A Nutshell is ready for viewing ! We also have news about the South Carolina African American History Calendar . And we simply couldn’t allow the holidays to arrive without a reminder of all the ways that students can stay engaged in learning—all through...

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