Arts & Culture

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Short biography of indigo planter and colonial entrepreneur Eliza Lucas Pinckney, another example of the enormous contribution the Pinckney family of South Carolina has made to the history of our state.

Brattonsville: Choosing Sides

By W. Richardson and S. Folks

Brattonsville: Choosing Sides

In June 1780, the British had established an "outpost" at Rocky Mount, in the Catawba Valley. Lieutenant Colonel George Turnbull sent troops into what are now York and Chester counties to round up and eliminate the rebels. Captain Christian Huck, a loyalist from Philadelphia, was the leader.

On July 12, 1780, the Patriot militia, led by Colonel William Bratton, defeated the British Legion. This battle became known as the "Battle at Williamson's Plantation" or "Huck's Defeat."

ORIGINAL SC | National Park Service Superintendent John Slaughter

By T. Safdi

John Slaughter

"Humanity is the most important thing we can value....Valuing the humanity in others puts us in a place where we can have compassion and share passion with each and every individual, no matter what their background." 

John Slaughter serves as the superintendent of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group that includes Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Ninety Six National Historic Site, and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.

South Carolina's Smallest Town

By T. Safdi

Smyrna South Carolina

Right outside the bustling city of Rock Hill is South Carolina's smallest town.  With tons of charm, Smyrna may be the tiniest town in the state but they are big on keeping a sense of community.

Mary Boykin Chestnut

Mary Boykin Chestnut

5-minute biography of the life of American Civil War era diarist Mary Chestnut. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program details the events surrounding Chestnut’s life and her contributions to South Carolina and American history.

ORIGINAL SC | Gullah Chef Sallie Ann Robinson

By T. Safdi

The Gullah Cooking Diva

If you asked Sallie Ann Robinson her purpose in life, she would answer, "To make everyone happy through food." Robinson, a sixth-generation native of Daufuskie Island, is a celebrity chef, television personality, and authority on Gullah tradition.

As the author of two cookbooks, she is renowned for her culinary expertise and knowledge of the Southeastern United States Gullah culture.

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