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HBCUs in South Carolina | Carolina Snaps

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South Carolina is home to 8 of the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including Claflin University, the state's oldest and one of the top HBCUs. HBCUs played a vital role in...
Congressman James E. Clyburn | Carolina Snaps

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James E. Clyburn, a prominent figure in American politics, serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the Democratic Faith Working Group. He is...
Cecil Williams | Carolina Snaps

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Cecil Williams, a prolific photographer, captured the essence of the South Carolina Civil Rights movement. Starting at age 9, his talent led to early bookings for events. As a Jet magazine...
Fish and Grits | Carolina Snaps

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The combination of seafood like fish or shrimp with grits has its origins in Charleston, South Carolina. Grits, an ancient staple, predate European conquest, African enslavement, and the founding of...
Rice in South Carolina | Carolina Snaps

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In 1685, John Thurber, a pirate, inadvertently introduced rice to America. After a storm damaged his ship, he stopped in Charleston, SC, where he met Dr. Henry Woodward. In exchange for assistance...
Hoppin' John | Carolina Snaps

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Discover the history of Hoppin' John, a beloved dish that's graced holiday tables since the 1800s. This simple yet delicious combo of peas, pork, and rice is believed to bring luck and peace for the...
Preserving Our History
Preserving Our History

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In recognition of March's Honoree for the 2024 South Carolina African American History Calendar, Jackie J. Whitmore, students will become historians, conducting research on their family genealogy or...

Absolum Williams

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Did you know that a Black sailor once served on the ill-fated Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley ? Shortly after the Hunley's arrival in Charleston, South Carolina, Lieutenant John Payne of the...