Dr. William B. Gravely - Episode 79

March 19, 2019

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the new University of South Carolina Press book They Stole Him Out of Jail: Willie Earle, South Carolina’s Last Lynching Victimby Dr. William B. Gravely. Dr. Gravely is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Denver and is a graduate of Wofford College, Drew University, and Duke University where he received his PhD in 1969. He recorded the recollections of journalists, law enforcement officers, attorneys, clergy, and relatives of Willie Earle, who was lynched on February 17, 1947. The recordings and other primary documents are available online at the William Gravely Oral History Collection at the University of South Carolina Libraries Digital Collections website.

Dr. Bobby Donaldson - Episode 77

March 8, 2019

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Columbia SC 63 initiative and State Library's exhibit with Dr. Bobby Donaldson. Professor Donaldson is an associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina and leads the Center for Civil Rights History and Research, housed in the Hollings Special Collections Library. He also serves as the lead scholar for Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters, a documentary history initiative that chronicles the struggle for civil rights and social justice in Columbia.

Dr. W. Eric Emerson - Episode 76

February 7, 2019

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Civil War letters of Augustine Thomas Smythe and more with Dr. W. Eric Emerson. Dr. Emerson is the director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in Columbia. His current book (along with co-editor Karen Stokes) is Days of Destruction: Augustine Thomas Smythe and the Civil War Siege of Charleston (University of South Carolina Press). He is also the author of Sons of Privilege: The Charleston Light Dragoons in the Civil War, co-editor of Faith, Valor, and Devotion: The Civil War Letters of William Porcher DuBose and A Confederate Englishman: The Civil War Letters of Henry Wemyss Feilden, and editor of Palmetto Profiles: The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to the South Carolina Hall of Fame.

Sheila Morris - Episode 74

January 17, 2019

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses writing and more with South Carolina author, Sheila Morris. Sheila’s published works include five nonfiction books; the most recent is Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home published by the University of South Carolina Press and released in December of 2017. She has an international following of her blog “I’ll Call It Like I See It.” She is also the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award for her leadership and service to the South Carolina LGBTQ community and her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing won a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a master's degree from the University of South Carolina.

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Ed DeVos - Episode 72

December 12, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Revenge at King's Mountain with author Ed DeVos. Mr. DeVos is a highly decorated military officer and is also an experienced writer of thought-provoking historical fiction. His books, The Stain, The Chaplain's Cross, Revenge at Kings Mountain, and Family of Warriors, feature characters who model valor, integrity, honor, and courage as they face spiritual and moral dilemmas that warriors have always faced on the battlefield.

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