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What’s New on KnowItAll: A Recap of Content Added to KnowItAll.org in the Past Year

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You may be surprised at all that you’ll find on KnowItAll.org!

There’s so much to explore, we want to help you to get right to it - but first… There are three items we’d like to share with you – this month on KnowItAll.org! For your convenience, this information has been published as four separate blogs. Please find them at the links below:

I. What’s at the Top – Our top 20 sites on KnowItAll.org

II. What’s Needed – Science and Math content

III. What’s New on KnowItAll– A Recap of Content Added to KnowItAll.org in the Past Year

Here's a recap of new content added to KnowItAll.org in the past year:

Asynchronous Studio Lessons

Asynchronous Studio Lessons have been produced by South Carolina ETV in partnership with SC Department of Education to enhance the At-Home Learning schedule.

6th Grade Shadow Puppetry with Shirley Mack Bell
Shirley Mack Bell (Busbee Creative Arts Academy) leads a lesson on shadow puppetry. Shadow puppetry has origins dating back to China's Song Dynasty. 

Adjectives with Janice Baines and Saudah Collins
Janice Baines (Whitaker Elementary School) and Saudah Collins (Jackson Creek Elementary School) talk about their trip to Ghana, and lead a lesson about describing things using adjectives! 

Analyzing a Poem’s Theme with Kayla Hostetler
Kayla Hostetler (Aiken High School) teaches a lesson on deconstructing and analyzing the themes of poems. 

Cup Compositions with Maggie Hagerty
Maggie Hagerty (Cowpens Elementary School) shows viewers the many different sounds and music one can make... With just a simple cup! Can you make your own cup song? 

Distance Learning Art: Poetry and a Portrait with Allison Pitre
Allison Pitre (Meadowfield Elementary School) leads an art lesson on creating poetry in a portrait, which is half of a portrait, containing a poem in the background. 

Distance Learning Art: Textured Seascapes with Allison Pitre
Allison Pitre (Meadowfield Elementary School) leads an art lesson on creating textured seascapes. 

Early Grades – Pretending with Scenery with Melanie Trimble
Melanie Trimble (Richland School District 1) leads a lesson on using scenery for pretending, and telling stories. 

Empathy/Acting Out and/or Sharing Emotions with Kathleen Pennyway and Martha Hearn
Kathleen Pennyway (Dreher High School) and Martha Hearn (Hand Middle School) lead viewers through a series of acting and theater exercises. 

Friends and Relationships with Christy Nexsen
Christy Nexsen (Manning Primary School) leads a lesson on friendship, and analyzing characters, settings, and events. 

Life During the Early South Carolina Textile Mill Era with Kimberly Simms Gibbs
Kimberly Simms Gibbs (Director of Art Education and a teaching artist/certified SC teacher for the Metropolitan Arts Council) leads viewers through a lesson on what life was like for those living in South Carolina during the early years of the textile mill era. The experiences of these South Carolinians are reflected in poems and photographs. 

Mask Portraits with Carlon Steller
Carlon Steller (Beck Academy) leads an art lesson on making mask portraits. 

Music Engagement for Primary Grades with Meredith Trobaugh
Meredith Trobaugh of Bradley Elementary leads viewers through music and singing exercises for primary grades. 

Music Engagement for Secondary Grades with Meredith Trobaugh
Meredith Trobaugh of Bradley Elementary leads viewers through music and singing exercises for secondary grades.

Pinecones and Watercolors with Sharri Duncan
Sharri Duncan (John W. Moore Middle School) teaches an art lesson about observational drawing and water coloring. 

Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives with Christy Nexsen
Christy Nexsen (Manning Primary School) teaches a lesson about writing, and the functions of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. 

Parabolas with Agnes Knox
Agnes Knox (Lexington Learning and Empowerment) leads a lesson on translating quadratics.

The BK Collection: All Things Ladybugs

INTERACTIVES

Label the Ladybug Interactive
Students will learn each stage of the ladybug lifecycle.

Ladybug Life Cycle Interactive
In this module you will label the parts of a ladybug by dragging and dropping the name of each part to the correct boxes. To learn more about each part, you can hover your mouse over the green magnifying glass.

LESSON PLANS

Life Cycle of a Ladybug
Students will learn each stage of the ladybug lifecycle.

Children’s Book Publishing Project
Students will brainstorm, write, and publish their own children's book depicting a theme of their choice. Students will use ladybugs as the main characters or other important pieces of the story.

Counting with Smart Cat
Smart Cat had a lot of fun catching ladybugs at BK’s house. Can you help him count his collection? On each line, write the number of lady bugs in the circle.

Biodome
Students will be working together in teams to create biodomes. They will be adding plants, animals, and decomposers to their biodomes. 

The Chernobyl Event: An Update at 35 Years

Thirty-five years ago on April 26, 1986, the largest nuclear disaster in history took place behind the Soviet Iron Curtain. This event impacted nature, nuclear science, the Soviet Union’s political outlook and economy, U.S.-Soviet relations, and the people who lived there and called it home. The Chernobyl event had ramifications not just to that area, but for the world.

The Chernobyl Event: An Update at 35 years, produced by ETV Education, takes a look back at the history of the event, relates why SCETV and The University of South Carolina have been involved, and focuses on the continued study of animals, birds and insects as we look at the lasting impact of the Chernobyl event.

Watch naturalist Rudy Mancke and other special guests, Angel Malone with the SC Department of Education leads a comprehensive discussion highlighting the impact on humans and nature, scientific research, and actions to make the contaminated site safer. In addition, we delve into related environmental issues in our state and education for our students as we talk about why studying the Chernobyl event has relevance today.

Equity in Education

CEEAAS Series Overview - Dr. Gloria Boutte
Dr. Gloria Boutte discusses the resources educators can expect to find in the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS).

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) - Venus Evans Winters
Venus Evans Winters offers suggestions to help educators who may be struggling with the mental challenges of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). Winters also talks about how schools can become safer spaces for teachers as well as students. 

African Diaspora Literacy and Epistomology - Dr. Gloria Boutte
Dr. Gloria Boutte defines African Diaspora Literacy, and African epistemology.

Black Girls and Fighting - Venus Evans Winters
Venus Evans Winters is presently working on a scholarship on Black girls and fighting. Winters shares what she has learned through her research.

Critical Research on Black Boys Play and Education - Dr. Nathaniel Bryan
Dr. Nathaniel Bryan discusses his research on perceptions of Black boys' play within the context of schools. Dr. Bryan also discusses the implications of denying students recess as a disciplinary measure.

Equitable Teaching Strategies - Venus Evans Winters
Venus Evans Winters offers easily-implementable high impact strategies for creating more equitable learning environments.

Equity in Education Conference - Jennifer Clyburn Reed
Jennifer Clyburn Reed discusses why the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS) created the Equity in Education Conference. Clyburn also talks about other categories, which should be considered in conversations on equity in education. 

Race, Gender and Education: Menstruation - Venus Evans Winters
Venus Evans Winters talks about how menstruation impacts girls' education in the U.S., along with the mental and emotional nuances of menstruation.

Resilience – Venus Evans Winters
Venus Evans Winters discusses her early work on resilience in students, and shares what she has learned throughout her research. 

School Climate – Venus Evans Winters
Venus Evans Winters' work specializes in racialized and gendered experiences in schools. Winters discusses equity and school climate, and talks about the impact of surveillance in schools. 

Unpacking PlayCrit and Counterplay Spaces - Dr. Nathaniel Bryan
Dr. Nathaniel Bryan defines Black PlayCrit, and counterplay spaces. Dr. Bryan also discusses the impacts of stereotypes on perceptions of play, and how teachers can create these spaces.

World Languages and the African Diaspora – Dr. Gloria Boutte
Dr. Gloria Boutte discusses why African languages are important, and how educators can implement them in their teachings. Dr. Boutte also discusses African American vernacular, and Ebonics. 

First Choice Fit®

Marcus Lattimore from First Choice Community Center in Columbia demonstrates fun and easy exercises that can be done at home.

Forward Lunge
A safe, effective exercise that is also very simple is called the forward lunge.

High Knees
High knees offers a high-intensity anaerobic exercise that you can do in the comfort of your home. This exercise is an effective way to lose weight.

Plank
A plank, we call it a plank because we want your back as flat as possible, just like a diving board.

RDL
An RDL is an easy, safe, effective exercise for strengthening your hamstrings and strengthening your glute muscles. 

Shoulder Tap
A great core exercise that you can do while also working on shoulder stability and ankle stability, is shoulder tap.

Squats
Learn how to do a proper, efficient squat in a safe way.

The Perfect Push-Up
A classic exercise that we all know of is the push-up, but we call this one the perfect push-up because the cues are so important if you want to strengthen every part of your body.

Turkish Get Up
In sports, your body is put in so many awkward situations. Your leg may be under you, your arm may be over you, so we train using a movement that's called the Turkish Get Up. The Turkish Get Up is basically proper movement using your whole body.

From the Sky

A digital series that offers viewers a glimpse into the cities and towns of South Carolina from a “not often seen” vantage point – from above – using a drone camera. 

Episode 1: Lake Jocassee
The enchanting peaks and serene basins of Lake Jocassee are unlike anything else in South Carolina! And they can best be seen…From the Sky! Fly over the 75,000-acre reservoir that is commonly known as the blue jewel of the Appalachian Mountains.

Episode 2: Charleston Harbor | From the Sky
When it comes to South Carolina history, there are few places that are as significant as Charleston Harbor. Through the centuries, the harbor has experienced a wave of transformation, leaving bits of history in its wake. Its remnants, as well as its additions, are quite the spectacle when seen...From the Sky!  

Episode 3: Sassafras Mountain | From the Sky
Located along the South Carolina - North Carolina border in Pickens County and towering over 3,500 feet, Sassafras Mountain is the highest point in the state of South Carolina.

Episode 4: City of Columbia | From the Sky
The city of Columbia is not just at the geographical center of the state, it's also at the center of governmental and commercial activity. Affectionately known as Soda City, Columbia is well known for its dedication to the arts, rich history, and southern hospitality. Check out South Carolina's state capital…From the Sky!

Episode 5: Charleston Tea Garden | From the Sky
With over 25,000 farms and 4 million acres farmland in South Carolina, agriculture is the number one industry in the state.  Corn, Cotton, and Soybeans are some of the top commodities but there’s only one place in South Carolina that grows tea.  In fact, the Charleston Tea Garden is the only farm in North America were tea is grown and manufactured.  After water, tea is the most consumed beverage on the planet and we’re going to see where it all begins...From the Sky! 

Episode 6: Highway 81 | From the Sky
There are over 41,000 miles of road in South Carolina.  Like veins in a body’s circulatory system, they connect the busy cities and small towns to each other, each serving a vital role throughout our state.  It’s at these vessels of transportation where you can find some of the most heart-stirring sights.  So, strap in as we hit the road and explore scenic highway 81...From the Sky! 

Episode 7: Ruins | From the Sky
There are countless abandoned buildings and relics scattered across South Carolina.  Some however, offer more than just a glimpse into the past.  Accounts of strange phenomena have forever been associated with certain places across the state. Now, these mysterious ruins will be investigated...From the Sky!

Episode 8: Brookgreen Gardens | From the Sky
Near the northern coastline of South Carolina, just south of Murrells Inlet is an outdoor sanctuary that is like no place else in the world. Brookgreen Gardens is affectionately called the Floral Jewel of the coast. The garden is a blend of exquisite art and beautiful nature that can now be viewed...From the Sky! 

Episode 9: Sandhills | From the Sky
Between South Carolina’s piedmont and coastal plain, there lies a unique and ancient geographic... the Sandhills.  Formed over a hundred million years ago, the sandhills are the result of prehistoric oceans that receded during the ice age.  What was once a shoreline a millennia ago, this area now has a very distinct and flourishing ecosystem that offers a one-of-a-kind view...From the Sky!Episode

10: Hunting Island | From the Sky
On the southern tip of South Carolina lies one of the most unique ecosystems with diverse wildlife and variety of landscapes. Peaceful Beaches, swampy marshlands, and coastal forests stretch across the state’s 187 miles of coastline. The quintessence of which is Hunting Island, now seen...From the Sky!

Growing Up with Smart Cat

South Carolina ETV launched Growing Up with Smart Cat – an education initiative featuring a new workbook and short video series. Both generated to align with specific curriculum standards.

VIDEOS

Episode 01: Safety on Wheels | Growing Up with Smart Cat
To stay safe from cars and trucks, always pay attention and make sure they can see you. Look left and right to be aware of your surroundings. When you’re in the car, always use your seat belt. When riding a bike, make sure to protect your head by wearing a helmet.

Episode 02: Sleep | Growing Up with Smart Cat
Getting a good night's sleep can make you healthier and stronger. Sleeping can even help you learn better. Sleeping also helps you to be more energized.

Episode 03: Hand Washing & Etiquette When Coughing or Sneezing | Growing Up with Smart Cat
We may not be able to see them with our eyes but germs are everywhere. And when we don't wash our hands, the germs we pick up could spread to other things we touch, causing us or someone else to get sick. Germs can also be spread around when we cough or sneeze. That's why it's always important to cover your mouth any time you feel a sneeze or cough coming on. 

Episode 04: The Five Senses | Growing Up with Smart Cat
There are five important things that help us observe and understand the world around us. What are our five senses and how do we use them? Well, we see with our eyes, smell with our noses, touch with our hands, taste with our mouths, and hear with our ears. Did you know you can even use all five senses at the same time?

Episode 05: Character Education | Growing up with Smart Cat
Did you know that being a good friend is a super power? In fact, it may be one of the most important super powers. Just like super heroes, good friends help others and treat others with kindness and respect. A good friend is also responsible. If you're responsible you take good care of your belongings others' belongings when you borrow them. You also complete homework and other tasks on time.

Episode 6: Positive Self View | Growing Up with Smart Cat 
Sometimes growing up can be tough but we all have positive qualities we can use to help us along the way.

Episode 7: Choosing Friends | Growing Up with Smart Cat
How many of you have made new friends this year? It's important to have a friend who likes to do some of the same things you like to do. 

Episode 8: Mental Health | Growing Up with Smart Cat
Everybody has feelings. Sometimes we feel happy and sometimes we feel sad. How many feelings can you name?

Episode 9: Manners | Growing Up with Smart Cat
Showing your manners is always an important thing to do especially when you're around other people and friends. How do you show your manners?

Episode 10: Money | Growing Up with Smart Cat
Sometimes instead of buying the toy or the candy it's better to save your money for later.

Episode 11: Diversity and Inclusion | Growing Up with Smart Cat
Have you noticed all the different colored leaves? Just like the leaves in the trees, we all have our own unique traits that make us special. 

WORKSHEETS

Be a Healthy Hero Smart Cat Worksheet
Use this Smart Cat worksheet to help students understand the importance of wearing a mask. With this worksheet, you can also help students understand how to interpret the feelings of others wearing a mask.

Facing Feelings with Smart Cat Worksheet
With this Smart Cat worksheet, students learn that everybody has feelings and it is healthy and important to recognize your feelings.

Personal Health with Smart Cat Worksheet
Use this worksheet to have students think about what is needed to stay healthy and make sure you do not spread germs to family and friends.

Growing Up with Smart Cat Workbook
Download the full workbook!

Gullah Roots

Gullah Roots dives deep into South Carolina’s ties with West Africa, educating viewers about Gullah heritage, including spiritual, musical and artistic traditions.

Rice As a Cash Crop (Part 1)
Rice is a staple food of Sierra Leone. Rice is not only a favorite dish of Sierra Leoneans and the Gullah-Geechee, but it is also a part of their history. A dike system for cultivating rice worked well in Africa, and made its way to the southeastern Lowcountry, which enabled colonists to prosper in wealth.

Return to Bunce Island (Part 2)
From 1617 to the abolishment of the English slave trade in 1807, Bunce Island was the last glimpse of home for tens of thousands of enslaved Africans. Today, only ruins remain, as a testament to the horrors of the slave trade.

Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor (Part 3)
With the ending of the civil war in Sierra Leone, the next generation looks to the future with hopes of rebuilding their country, and getting educations. These inspiring young Sierra Leoneans are also eager to learn more about their Gullah connections. 

Establishment of Freetown (Part 4)
Freetown was founded by formerly enslaved people, many of them from South Carolina and Georgia. Their first attempt to establish an African colony in 1787 failed, but in 1792, more than a thousand Black "loyalists" left Nova Scotia for Sierra Leone, seeking a better life in Africa. 

Gullah and Krio Languages (Part 5)
In the city of Kabala, in Sierra Leone, residents speak their native tongue, as well as a Creole language called "Krio," which is similar in many ways to the Gullah language spoken by the Gullah-Geechee. 

Sweetgrass Basket Making (Part 6)
Nakia Wigfall is a seventh generation Gullah basket maker from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Wigfall travels to Sierra Leone with a mission to make sweetgrass baskets with the other local residents, and reflects on her experiences. 

Same Song in Mende and Gullah (Part 7)
Scholars have located a song linking a family from Georgia to the village of Senehun Ngola in Sierra Leone. Linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner traveled to Georgia in 1931 to hear people speaking and singing in Gullah. During his visit, he noticed a Gullah-Geechee woman singing a song in "Mende", an African language spoken primarily in Sierra Leone.  Joseph Opala, joined by two colleagues, successfully found this song in Sierra Leone, and in the process, helped people find their cultural roots. 

Ring Shout Dance (Part 8)
A circular dance called the "Ring Shout" was a part of Gullah-Geechee Christian worship services for many years. 

Penn Center, Education of Free Blacks, African Myths and Beliefs (Part 9)
The Penn Center, formerly the Penn School, was founded on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, by Northern abolitionist missionaries. The school was created to educate freed people, and was one of the first schools for African Americans in the U.S. Today, the Penn Center is a community center, and a museum of Gullah Culture. 

History In A Nutshell 

Episode 6 - Ancient Rome
This edition of History In A Nutshell travels back to antiquity; to some of the earliest days of Western Civilization: Ancient Rome! These three segments briefly cover the rise and fall of Rome, including: founding, transition from monarchy to republic, The Punic Wars, the fall of the republic, the reign of the emperors, Christianity, and Rome's collapse.

Episode 7 – Carolina Day
Are you a South Carolinian looking for another reason to fire up the grill and celebrate in the month of June? This episode of History in a Nutshell explores the S.C. centric holiday known as "Carolina Day"! Carolina Day, which commemorates the victorious Battle of Sullivan's Island during the American Revolutionary War, is observed every June 28th. On June 28, 1776, a small band of Patriots stationed at the palmetto log fort managed to miraculously fend off a massive British fleet. Learn more about the Battle of Sullivan's Island, the evolution of the Carolina Day holiday, and how the S.C. State Flag as we know it today came to be!

Episode 8: Women’s Suffrage
This two-part expose on the Women's Suffrage Movement in the U.S. outlines the early years of the movement, all the way to the passing of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920. The fight for full suffrage, to include African Americans and minorities, would not come to pass until the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Thanks to the efforts of generations of suffrage leaders, people of all races and genders can have a say in U.S. elections! 

Episode 9: Reconstruction Amendments 
The question of "the peculiar institution" known as slavery had been hotly debated long before the American Civil War. After the Civil War, Congress did not have a clear plan as to what to do with the millions of newly liberated African American "Freedmen". The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution were meant to fix the social and political issues many African Americans faced. Resistance in both the state and federal levels made progress during the "Reconstruction Era" difficult, and ultimately caused the "Great Experiment in Biracial Democracy" to fail. Full and equal rights for African Americans, as well as minorities, would not be fully realized until the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

Let’s Go!

Benjamin Mays Historical Preservation Site
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays' childhood home is the focal point of the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site, a destination for individuals and groups interested in learning about the life of one of the nation’s most influential Civil Rights leaders and the African American experience in South Carolina. 

Bettis Academy
"Rev. Alexander Bettis, a former slave who could read but couldn't write, established Bettis Academy in 1882 to provide education for African-Americans in South Carolina. Bettis Academy provided both day and boarding options for its students. Its curriculum emphasized the Bible and religious instruction, literacy, mechanical and agricultural arts, and home economics. Bettis Academy closed in 1950. An annual Earth Day event is held there each April." - Discover South Carolina

Booker T. Washington High School
From 1915-1974, Booker T. Washington High School served as a separate educational system for young African-Americans in Columbia, South Carolina. The school began with elementary grades and became a standard high school in 1924. For many years, Booker T. Washington was the largest African-American high school in South Carolina.

Columbia Museum of Art
The Columbia Museum of Art is the cultural heart of a revitalized downtown Columbia. This museum boasts a wide variety of original and historic art pieces, from thousands of years ago, to present day.

Florence C. Benson Elementary School
"The Florence C. Benson Elementary School was built in 1953-55 as Wheeler Hill School to serve African American students of the community and as a replacement for the overcrowded Celia Dial Saxon Negro Elementary School. An equalization school, it is both an example of the government’s efforts to maintain “separate but equal” school systems for blacks and whites and one of the last remnants of a segregated black residential area. The school served 270 students in the first through sixth grades. In 1958 it was re-named in honor of Florence Corinne Benson, a former teacher at the school."

Historic Scott’s Branch High School
The original Scott’s Branch High School was formed to serve African American students in Summerton, South Carolina. Originally known as the Taw Caw School, the school's name changed due to the location of the first building being in front of a brook called Scott's Branch. When the first building burned down, parents raised funds to replace it with a two-story building and auditorium. This second building burned down in 1937 and Clarendon County rebuilt the present Scott’s Branch Middle School.

Modjeska Monteith Simkins House
Built between 1890 and 1895, this one-story cottage was home to Modjeska Monteith Simkins, considered "the Matriarch of Civil Rights activists of South Carolina," from 1932 until her death on April 5, 1992.

James Otis Lecture Series

Unexampled Courage 2020 (Full Program)
The 2020 James Otis Lecture will feature Richard Gergel, United States district judge, providing an informative presentation about his book “Unexampled Courage,” which details the impact of the blinding of Sergeant Woodard on the racial awakening of President Truman and Judge Waring, and traces their influential roles in changing the course of America’s civil rights history.

Let’s Go! CAREERS

Using career profiles and 360 videos, Let's Go! CAREERS bring students virtually inside the work environment, especially in areas that need skilled workers.

Health Science

Manufacturing

Public Safety

Transportation & Logistics

RiverVenture 

RiverVenture is the story of South Carolina's cultural and natural landscape as told by its rivers. Take a virtual "float-trip" across South Carolina, following the Saluda, the Congaree, the Santee, the Cooper, and the Catawba Rivers.

Carrick Creek | RiverVenture - JUST ADDED!
Table Rock Park is one of the most popular attractions in the South Carolina State Park system.  Carrick Creek Falls is one of the largest and most photographed waterfalls along the trail, and a visitor can easily access its plunge pool from the trail.

SC African American History Calendar 2021

View content on each month’s honoree in the monthly blogs and on the KnowItAll.org website.

SC African American History Calendar: Zine Issue 1
The SC African American History Zine is a South Carolina ETV Education publication featuring the bio and fun multi-level learning activities for calendar honorees. Published quarterly, this issue features January – March honorees: Allie Brooks, Gilda Cobb Hunter, and Bernard & Herbert Fielding.

Sisterhood: SC Suffragists

Clubwomen, the Pollitzer Sisters & the Vote
As the national debate for suffrage came to the fore, South Carolina women were increasingly drawn into the movement for social and educational reform. From the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) to the Equal Suffrage Leagues (ESL) to the burgeoning women's club movement, numerous groups - both Black and White - mobilized and took valiant stands as the fight for suffrage intensified. Susan Pringle Frost, Eulalie Salley, Marion Birnie Wilkinson and the Pollitzer Sisters - Mabel, Carrie, and Anita, daughters of a prominent Jewish family from Charleston - are among the oft-overlooked and forgotten rebels in the Palmetto State. Their tireless efforts contributed greatly to the women's rights movement and the fight for the female vote!

The Grimke Sisters Through the Civil War
Although best known as fierce abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimke were the first South Carolina Women to publicly advocate for women's suffrage. This program traces the lives of the Grimke sisters and other SC voices in the struggle for women's rights from the late 1830's through the Civil War

SC Suffragists: The Rollin Sisters – Reconstruction Through 1895 
During Reconstruction, despite their inability to vote or hold political office, the Rollin Sisters, were among the most influential people in South Carolina politics. Born to an aristocratic free Black family in Charleston, the Sisters were noted for their influence and political savvy in Reconstruction politics. Their Columbia home, dubbed "the Rollin Salon," was the site for social and political gatherings where black and white Republican politicians and their wives mingled freely, advancing social causes and helping to shape the political climate of the times. In February 1871, Charlotte Rollin and her sisters received a charter for SC's first Women's Suffrage organization, the South Carolina Chapter of the American Woman Suffrage Association (SCAWSA), a coalition of blacks and whites working to enact universal suffrage, regardless of race and gender. This program examines the sisters' efforts and those of their cohorts, whose dreams were once centerstage before being crushed by the fall of Reconstruction.

Sisterhood: SC Sufffragists - Moving Forward
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment and learn the role South Carolina women played in the national movement that eventually guaranteed more than 26 million women the right to vote. But there is more to do.

SOLKIT: Guideposts for Black Girlhood Celebration

SOLKIT: Guideposts for Black Girlhood Celebration. In February 2020, SCETV partnered with SOLHOT (Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths) for Black Girl Genius Week 2020. Black Girl Genius week is a public campaign celebrating the creative potential and cultivating affirmative space for Black girls to be and become. While at SCETV, homegirls and participants sat for interviews about the worlds they wish to create. We present their guideposts for engagement. This piece features foundational scholars in Black Girlhood Studies, to include Ruth Nicole Brown and Nikky Finney.

South Carolina Hall of Fame

Check out the newest additions to the South Carolina Hall of Fame.

Storytime with SCETV

WhatWorksSC - 2020

The Riley Institute at Furman and South Carolina Future Minds partner to present the annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence to an outstanding education initiative in South Carolina. 

Women Vision SC - 2020 Honorees

South Carolina ETV honors 11 women leaders in second year of the ‘Women Vision SC’ initiative. Our honorees share their stories, vision, values and talk about the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. 

Be sure to visit our Knowitall Factoids at the beginning of each month to view what's coming up. The June events are listed here!

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