Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Black Lives Matter movement and libraries with Dr. Nicole Cooke, Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina’s School of Information Science. Be sure to check out Dr. Cooke's Anti-Racism for All Ages website and her article, Reading Is Only a Step on the Path to Anti-Racism, in Publishers Weekly.
For Charles David Brooks III (Harlem, NY), his early years were shared between New York and South Carolina during World War II. From that time, the wisdom and stories that he heard from his ancestral mothers still exist. His life has featured many scenarios in the performing arts, but those words and messages shared by his beloved ones are intact and continue to inspire him.
- Knickerbockers Suit
- See Striking Photos of Harlem Street Life in the 1930s by Eliza Berman, Time-Life Magazine, New York, NY, 2016.
- Butler School, Hartsville, SC
- Claflin University, South Carolina
- The Ancient Kemetic Roots of Library and Information Science by IM Zulu, UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies, Los. Angeles, CA, 1993.
In this episode, Sarah and Kerry discuss some poetry-related items from our collection. Kerry tells us all about Helen von Kolnitz Hyer who was the second poet laureate of South Carolina and has three different books in our collection. Sarah talks about two books: A Season in the Hour: Poems from the Prisons of South Carolina from Frank Graziano and Home is Where: an Anthology of African American Poetry from the Carolinas from Kwame Dawes.
Books by Helen von Kolnitz Hyer:
- Danger never sleeps (1970) – A collection of poetry.
- What the Wind Forgets: A Woman’s Heart Remembers (1975) – Written to honor Archibald Rutledge, the first poet laureate and someone she considered a mentor and friend.
- Santee Songs (1923) – From our rare books collection.
- Find more information about Helen in the South Carolina Encyclopedia.
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.
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.