S.C. History

South Carolina's historical events, people and places. Content has been curated to meet South Carolina Social Studies Standards.
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SC State Christmas Tree | From the Sky

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The holiday season in South Carolina hosts a blend of tradition, warmth, and festive spirit. Each year, the South Carolina State Christmas Tree embarks on a journey, starting as a carefully selected...
Grimké Sisters | Carolina Snaps

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Although best known as fierce abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimké were the first South Carolina Women to publicly advocate for women's suffrage.
Final Chapter | The World of Cecil

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Cecil's career and life are described as essential in helping people understand the history, the sacrifices, and the victories of the movement. His dedication and ability to capture powerful moments...
Art Architecture Invention | The World of Cecil

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Cecil's frustration with racial barriers in his dream of becoming an architect fueled his innovative spirit. He embarked on a journey of self-learning, eventually designing houses, including one with...
Cecil and Strom | The World of Cecil

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This chapter explores the complex relationship between Cecil Williams and Strom Thurmond, a prominent figure in South Carolina politics with a history of segregationist policies. Cecil Williams, who...
Elloree | The World of Cecil

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This segment focuses on the actions of the state legislature in South Carolina, led by Governor George Bell Timmerman, to pass laws making it illegal to belong to the NAACP. Teachers in Elloree...
The Charleston Hospital Strike | The World of Cecil

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The first segment of The World of Cecil: Part Two focuses on a labor strike in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1969, where hospital workers, predominantly Black women, were fighting for fair pay and...
The Orangeburg Massacre | The World of Cecil

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In the final segment of The World of Cecil: Part One , the documentary recounts events from 1968 when students from South Carolina State University, led by John Stroman, attempted to desegregate the...