ETV Classics Classroom

ETV Classics is a digital series featuring some of viewer's favorite shows from South Carolina ETV's vault. The handpicked classics will beckon your nostalgia for art, history, how-to, nature, and more as each episode features a different show.

Settlement In Carolina
Settlement In Carolina

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By 1655, Barbados would become the most densely populated place on Earth. Once there was no more room for expansion on Barbados, the decision was made to fund a settlement in North America, between...
Emancipation of Slavery And Barbadian Architecture
Emancipation of Slavery And Barbadian Architecture

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The end of slavery in Barbados was a much more peaceful transition compared to how slavery ended in South Carolina. In Barbados, the slave system was traded in favor of a wage labor system. Each freed...
James Edwards - Governor, Part 2 | Profile
James Edwards - Governor, Part 2 | Profile

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At a local news conference prior to the election, James Edwards expressed cautious optimism about the election. The voter turnout on Election Day was heavier than expected, and Edwards won the...
James Edwards - Governor, Part 3 | Profile
James Edwards - Governor, Part 3 | Profile

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Governor Edwards established his own dental practice in Charleston County in 1960. Edwards gets a feeling of satisfaction by helping people, and this passion for helping others carried over into his...
James Edwards - Governor, Part 1 | Profile
James Edwards - Governor, Part 1 | Profile

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In this first segment of Profile, James Edwards is on the campaign trail, before the summer primary election in 1974. Edwards would face several challenges during this campaign, like less time to...
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 2 | Profile
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 2 | Profile

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Upon returning home to Columbia, Matthew Perry established the Jenkins and Perry Law Firm, and became the chief legal counsel for the S.C. NAACP, where he began the battle toward the desegregation of...
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 3 | Profile
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 3 | Profile

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In 1975, after a nomination from Senator Strom Thurmond, then President Gerald Ford nominated Matthew Perry to a position on the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Perry discusses what the Court of...
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 1 | Profile
Matthew Perry - Judge, Part 1 | Profile

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Matthew Perry was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on August 3, 1921. Perry grew up in Columbia, and attended South Carolina State University, where he studied business administration. His education...
Blue Sky - Artist, Part 2 | Profile
Blue Sky - Artist, Part 2 | Profile

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Blue Sky’s second work is located just outside of Florence County, S.C. Sky was commissioned to paint a historical piece, and Blue Sky chose to paint a mural of the Great Pee Dee River.
Blue Sky - Artist, Part 1 | Profile
Blue Sky - Artist, Part 1 | Profile

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The mural which Blue Sky shows viewers in this segment, called “Tunnelvision” is an illusion; a tunnel with a sun-rise painted on the other side. The mural is located on Marion Street, in downtown...