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SCETV Remembers Gwen Ifill

By K. Park

Image of PBS anchor Gwen Ifill

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) was deeply saddened on Monday, November 14 to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and acclaimed television anchor.

New Exhibit at SC State Museum Explores Race

By K. Young

Photo of Race Exhibit Poster

Last June, the Charleston A.M.E. shootings sent a shockwave through South Carolina. The tragedy shed light on the fact that race is unfortunately still an issue in this state. In response, the South Carolina State Museum has recently opened a new exhibit that hopes to educate people about race, as well as encourage discussion about it. Race: Are We So Different? addresses race from a scientific, historical, and cultural standpoint.

Understanding Orlando a Year After Emanuel

By K. Park

Sign reading "Send some love to Orlando"

Almost a year ago to the day, South Carolina and the nation grieved what was possibly the greatest tragedy in the state’s history. In an act of senseless hatred, bigotry and racism, nine innocent lives were lost in a church in Charleston. Today, Florida and the nation grieve the deadliest attack in the nation’s history since 9/11- an act of hatred and bigotry. Early Sunday morning, forty-nine innocent lives were lost in an Orlando gay nightclub.

Hundreds of South Carolinians Gather at Reformation Lutheran for Candlelight Vigil

By K. Park

Congregation sits at vigil, altar lit in rainbow colors

Monday evening at 6 p.m., hundreds gathered at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Columbia, S.C. for a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of the Orlando shooting victims.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, were killed. At least 53 others were wounded.

Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in America’s history, and the worst act of domestic terror since 9/11.

The church served as a safe space where members of the community could grieve this horrific loss.

Sen. Pinckney's Portrait Unveiled at the State House

By A. Crouch

Senator Clementa Pinckney

On Thursday, the late Senator Clementa Pinckney's portrait was unveiled in the State Senate. SCETV streamed the ceremony live. Stay tuned to SCETV and Palmetto Scene for more coverage, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston.

Jennifer Pinckney Remembers Night of Tragedy

By A. Crouch

Jennifer Pinckney

Recently, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University hosted a conversation with Jennifer Pinckney, the late Clementa Pinckney’s wife, and two of his dear friends, Rev. Kylon Middleton and Rev. Chris Vaugh. The conversation, Reflections on Charleston, moderated by Duke Divinity School's Office of Black Church Studies' Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman, ranged from the events of that fateful night to forgiveness and moving forward. Here, Jennifer Pinckney recalls that night last June at Mother Emanuel in Charleston.

 

Jennifer Pinckney Honors Late Husband Through Foundation

By A. Crouch

Sen. Clementa Pinckney

Jennifer Pinckney, wife of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney, recently spoke at Duke University, along with Reverend Kylon Middleton and Reverend Chris Vaughn, friends of the family. Their message was of hope and forgiveness after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel in Charleston last June. Jennifer explains that through the Senator Clementa Pinckney Foundation, she is able to carry on her husband's work of being the “voice for the voiceless.”

Gov. Nikki Haley and Mayor Joe Riley Recount Charleston Tragedy on ETV

By G. Rawls

Gov Haley and Mayor Rile with Mark Quinn

Governor Nikki Haley left a message for Senator Clementa Pinckney when she heard there had been an incident at his church offering assistance.  It was a normal legislative day, and she believed he was still in Columbia.  She said it never crossed her mind that he would never hear her message.  Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston also believed Sen. Pinckney was in Columbia with legislative duties, learning only when he arrived at Charleston’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church that the senator was one of the victims inside.

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