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.
Area Info & History. Accessed June 06, 2016. https://www.greenwoodcounty-sc.gov/
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 on racial relations between Whites and African Americans during World War I, and the days of Jim Crow.
VideoDr. Fritz Hamer talks about his career path, and how he became the curator of history, and archivist at South Carolina's Confederate Relic Room And Military Museum. Check out Knowitall's virtual tour...
VideoDr. Kathryn Silva discusses why African Americans were not as widespread in the textile industry compared to Whites in the early 1900's.
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VideoWith 2019 being the centennial of the end of World War I, Dr. Courtney Tollison Hartness analyzes how The Great War is remembered and commemorated around the globe.
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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.