ELLOREE 21: Teachers ‘changed the course of history’ in South Carolina’s civil rights movement
Written by Richard Reid, T&D Correspondent   
Monday, 10 February 2014 07:49

Once slavery began in Orangeburg County, blacks had to endure a wide variety of life conditions and experiences.

 

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There’s Infinitely More to Martin Luther King, Jr. Than ‘I Have a Dream’
Written by Craig Gordon   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 08:23

Back in 2001, I was trying to get my eleventh grade U.S. history class to focus on a passage from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Unfortunately, I was not surprised when a student protested, “We already know about him. We’re tired of hearing about Martin Luther King.

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Obama's Memorial Speech at Mandela's Service
Written by Staff Writer   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:26

"To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states and government, past and present; distinguished guests - it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life like no other. To the people of South Africa - (applause) - people of every race and walk of life - the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and your hope found expression in his life. And your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy.

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The Hamburg Massacre and Pitchfork Ben
Written by Wendy Brinker Taylor   
Monday, 08 July 2013 17:36

The South Carolina statehouse and its grounds in Columbia are wrought with statues and memorials many could argue are tributes to slavery and the architects and champions of white supremacy. Sadly, children visit and play in the shadows of these monuments every day and are taught to revere these important men and their ideals that shaped their state.

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The cry for liberty echoes across the centuries in South Carolina
Written by Wendy Brinker Taylor, Editor   
Thursday, 06 September 2012 12:44

Rebellion is nothing new in South Carolina. We’ve all seen rednecks waving their "rebel" flag, taking pride in the fact that South Carolina went to war with the country as it was moving away from enslaved labor. Throughout American history, South Carolinians have led the fight to preserve and defend slavery, white supremacy, and racial segregation. They pride themselves on the fact that the first shots of the Civil War were fired from Fort Sumter and it is no secret that almost 40% of all enslaved Africans entered North America through Charleston.

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