VideoTeddy “Big T” Brown runs a successful barbecue business near his family home in Gadsden, SC.
General - Traditional Arts
Home to a wealth of folk traditions, South Carolina is culturally and geographically diverse. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Sea Islands and from rural crossroads to urban centers, the state boasts rich sources of traditional culture and folklore. Rooted in family and community activities, folklife involves expressive forms of many kinds that are communicated verbally and by observation or imitation. Folk artists can learn through apprenticeships, but most often are taught informally by family members or close friends. This sharing of information can occur in many different group settings - familial, occupational, religious, social, and educational. Folklife is dynamic by nature, a part of a community's history that continues to develop every day, with every generation.
Digital Traditions was developed to provide access to the Folklife Resource Center (FRC) at McKissick Museum. For thirty years, deeply rooted traditions like quilting, pottery, basketry, communal foodways, and folk music have been documented through audio, video, and photography. For further information about any of the artists featured on Digital Traditions, send your questions and comments to email@example.com.
Within this Series
VideoThe puddin’ pot is served “cafeteria style” to local politicians and guests of the Indian Field Camp Meeting.
VideoThis is an excerpt from the program "Folkways: Face Jugs and Folk Pots" narrated by David Holt. Burlon Craig (1914-2002), Craig Pottery, Vale, Lincoln County, North Carolina. Craig is an example of...
VideoDerrick finishes the rim on a split oak basket and prepares to attach the handle.
VideoBilly Henson Finishing Vessel
VideoJames Workman and assistant James Dixon discuss different hash recipes.
VideoWillie Lee “Huddie” Williams and his hash cooking team add a series of ingredients to the famous Williams’ Family Reunion hash.
VideoRosiland (on lead), Trudy Lucas, Bernice Cromwell, and Mary Lucas (l to r) in rehearsal for a perfomance in the Lowcountry.
VideoFrom the video production "A Collection of African-American Spiritual and Metered Hymns." Produced by Steve Sweeney.
VideoBennett instructing students.