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Walter Edgar's Journal

From books to barbecue, from current events to colonial history, Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South.

Friday at noon on all ETV Radio stations. Repeats Sunday at 4:00 pm on ETV Radio’s News Stations. Podcasts are published each Friday. Stream the podcasts below or subscribe to the podcast OR subscribe with iTunes.

Brown v. Board of Education - Landmark Court Ruling to End Public School Segregation

Friday - April 25, 2014

In 1949 Thurgood Marshall and NAACP officials met with Black residents of Clarendon County, SC. They decided that the NAACP would launch a test case against segregation in public schools if at least 20 plaintiffs could be found. By November, Harry Briggs and 19 other plaintiffs were assembled, and the NAACP filed a class action lawsuit against the Clarendon County School Board.

Briggs v. Elliott became one of the cases consolidated by the Supreme Court into Brown v. Board of Education, the case in which the Court made its landmark ruling in 1954 to end segregation in public schools. Fifty years on from Brown v. Board, Dr. Jon N. Hale, of the College of Charleston, and Dr. Millicent E. Brown, of Claflin University, join Dr. Edgar to talk about the road to school desegregation and civil rights in South Carolina.

A Conversation about the South

Friday - May 02, 2014

Walter Edgar’s Journal listeners have a front row seat for a public “Conversation about the South,” held in March of 2014 by the American History Book Club and Forum at the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, in Greenville, SC. Long-time friends and colleagues, Professor James Cobb of the University of Georgia and USC Professor Emeritus Walter Edgar have a wide-ranging conversation about the American South—past, present, and future.

Production of this episode of Walter Edgar's Journal is made possible by a grant from the Jolley Foundation.

Furniture in the Lower Southern Piedmont

Friday - May 09, 2014

The topic is Furniture in the Lower Southern Piedmont. And Dr. Walter Edgar talks about the history of this often overlooked area of material Culture with Dale L. Couch, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art, and John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources for Historic Columbia. Dale Couch will be giving a lecture entitled “Furniture in the Lower Southern Piedmont: New Findings and Projected Projects” at the Columbia Museum of Art, Tuesday, May 13, 6:30 PM.  The event is being sponsored by the South Carolina Fall Line Consortium.

The Riley Institute at Furman University

Friday - May 16, 2014

The Richard W. Riley Institute Government, Politics, and Public Leadership, named for former Governor of South Carolina and United States Secretary of Education Richard Riley, is a multi-faceted, non-partisan institute affiliated with the Department of Political Science at Furman University. The Institute is unique in the United States in the emphasis it places on engaging students in the various arenas of politics, public policy, and public leadership.

Joining Dr. Edgar to talk about the Riley Institute and its programs—including the OneSouthCarolina initiative—is the Institute's Executive Director, Donald L. Gordon.

South Carolina from A to Z

Long, William Williams
Thursday - April 24, 2014

Santa Elena
Friday - June 24, 2011

Rice, James Henry, Jr.
Thursday - June 23, 2011

Pember, Phoebe Yates
Wednesday - June 22, 2011

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