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Beyond Barbados | Carolina Stories
Episode 6

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From Whence They Came Gullah is the blending of all the cultures that came together during that horrible time in human history called the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The connection between Barbados and...
Origins Of The Gullah Language, Part 4 (1999)
Episode 4

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The institution of slavery also made its way to South Carolina from Barbados. With the ever-growing demand for slave labor in South Carolina, colonists needed more workers from Africa to tend...
"Tuk" Music, Part 5 (1999)
Episode 5

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“Tuk” music is a uniquely Barbadian form of music that developed as a result of severe restrictions placed on the African slaves by their plantation owners. “Tuk” music lives on today, thanks to the...
Barbados' Legacy In South Carolina, Part 8 (1999)
Episode 8

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The Barbadian heritage lives on in Charleston today - descendants of the slaves brought over from Barbados, and descendants of plantation owners, still currently reside in Charleston. How does...
African American Contributions | Hanover House
Episode 3

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William Hiott and Patrick McMillan discuss the contributions made by African Americans. When Paul de St. Julien died in 1741, he owned forty-five slaves. Most of the profit which came from St. Julien...
The French Huguenot Exodus | Hanover House
Episode 1

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The beginning is about the house’s original owner, Paul de St. Julien’s family, and their French Huguenot origins. They moved to Charleston, S.C. to escape religious and political persecution, when...
Wilson Lock And Dam | 27:Fifty (1992)
Episode 1

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Host Rich Panter takes viewers around the Wilson Lock and Dam, an area also known as “The Shoals,” located in northwest Alabama. The historic sites featured are the shoals, the home of Helen Keller...
Kansas City Monarchs | 27:Fifty (1992)
Episode 2

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Dive into a bit of baseball nostalgia, as this segment elaborates on the history of the Kansas City Monarchs, an all African-American baseball team from the 1920’s. It was every African-American boy’s...
Eddie "Crying Elk" King
Episode 2

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Eddie “Crying Elk” King is a member of the Sioux/Lakota Native American tribe. He talks about how he and his family had to adjust to the “white man’s” way of life. To kind of balance things out, Eddie...