VideoJanice Wannamaker Marshall, a native of St. Matthews, South Carolina, is the daughter of Verna Wannamaker Abney. Marshall was educated in the Calhoun County school system, and is a graduate from...
African American History
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Historian Carter G. Woodson hoped to raise awareness of African American's contributions to civilization by establishing Negro History Week. The event was first celebrated during a week in February 1926 that included both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass' birthdays. The week was later expanded to a month in 1976 during the United States bicentennial.
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PHOTO: On March 20, 1969, black hospital workers at the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston went on strike to protest the firing of twelve employees and to call for higher wages and union recognition.
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised Dr. Angela Jill Cooley discusses the social norms of Jim Crow Laws in the American south during the World War I era.
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised. Dr. Kathryn Silva discusses the life and legacy of several prominent civil rights leaders during the World War I era: Ida B. Wells, and W.E.B. Dubois.
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised Dr. Kathryn Silva talks about how civil rights for African Americans progressed during World War I.
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised Dr. Kathryn Silva outlines what life was typically like for African Americans living in the U.S. during World War I.
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised Dr. Angela Jill Cooley on how civil rights for African Americans got its roots in the early 1900's, and really took off as a result of World War I.
VideoDr. Kathryn Silva discusses why African Americans were not as widespread in the textile industry compared to Whites in the early 1900's.
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised Dr. Kathryn Silva on racial relations between Whites and African Americans during World War I, and the days of Jim Crow.
VideoJannie Harriot has devoted her life to education, the preservation of South Carolina's African American history, and her family. Harriot is a graduate from several colleges, such as Fayetteville State...
VideoDr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. joined South Carolina ETV's Beryl Dakers in Beaufort, South Carolina to discuss his latest project, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA...