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 Victim, by 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.
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.
May 30, 2018
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses All for Civil Rights: African American Lawyers in South Carolina, 1868–1968 with author W. Lewis Burke. Before joining the USC School of Law faculty, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Burke was a VISTA Volunteer and a legal services attorney. As a clinician, Professor Burke continues represent low income clients. In 2003 he was awarded the “Outstanding Faculty Service Award” for his years of community service including Habitat for Humanity, Appleseed, and his pro bono representation of a death row client. He was an editor of Madam Chief Justice: South Carolina’s Jean Hoefer Toal published by U.S.C. Press in 2015 and is author of All for Civil Rights: African American Lawyers in South Carolina, 1868–1968 which is part of the Southern Legal Studies Series by University of Georgia Press.