VideoAccording to many scholars, this South Carolina native is one of the most significant figures in American history. Who is he, you ask? Let’s find out. As the son of freed sharecroppers, Dr. Benjamin...
Lying in the Lower Piedmont of South Carolina’s Upstate, Greenwood County resulted from a merger of Abbeville and Edgefield counties in 1897. Greenwood County was named after its county seat, and the county seat’s name honors area local John McGehee’s plantation.
The county’s railroad augmented the rise of cotton growing and the textile manufacturing industry in the county. Food processing, life science, and advanced materials lead the county’s economy today. The county is also known as the home of Lander University, a small public university, and Lake Greenwood.
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PhotoDr. Benjamin E. Mays' childhood home is the focal point of the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site, a destination for individuals and groups interested in learning about the life of one...
AudioRev. Dr. Benjamin James Glover was born in the Promised Land community near Greenwood, S.C., on October 26, 1915. From the age of seven, he was inspired to accept the calling of becoming a pastor and...
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.
VideoDr. Fritz Hamer discusses the roles the state of South Carolina played during the era of The Great War, and its impacts on the war itself.
VideoDr. Ryan Floyd analyzes President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, and why the United States decided to not become involved in the League of Nations following World War I.
VideoDr. Matthew Downs discusses how the lingering effects of the American Civil War shaped the attitudes of American southerners during World War I.
VideoDr. Courtney Tollison Hartness discusses how The Great War affected South Carolina's upstate economically, and how the conflict helped modernize the region.
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.
VideoFor anyone interested in pursuing a career in history, or writing, then this video is for you! Experts who participated in Lander University's World War I Symposium share insight for those interested...