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.
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.
- USC Bio: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/law/faculty_and_staff/directory/burke_lewis.php
- UGA Press: http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/all_for_civil_rights
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Green Book of South Carolina with Dawn Dawson-House. The Green Book of South Carolina is the first mobile travel guide to African American cultural sites across South Carolina. Created by the S.C. African American Heritage Commission, it provides residents and visitors from around the world a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating enriching cultural experiences across the state of South Carolina. Dawn is the Director of Corporate Communications for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism where she is responsible for communicating their business information to the media, industries, elected officials, and other public constituencies. She is also an ex-officio board member of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission and has worked to launch and promote the Green Book of South Carolina.
- Green Book of SC https://greenbookofsc.com
- SC African American Heritage Commission http://shpo.sc.gov/res/Pages/SCAAHC.aspx
- SC Parks, Recreation & Tourism https://www.scprt.com
Marvin Lare and Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina – Episode 28
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Volume 1, “Dawn of the Movement Era, 1955-1967” of Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina with editor, Marvin Lare. Rev. Lare is a retired minister of the United Methodist Church and a veteran administrator of public service projects for the South Carolina Department of Social Services and Community Care, Inc., an interfaith community service organization. His early ministry in the inner city of Los Angeles led him to champion equity and justice issues. He specialized in community, human, and economic development, and participated in many civil rights demonstrations, including the Selma to Montgomery march, and he attended the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr., in Atlanta.
Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina is a five-volume anthology spanning the decades from 1930 to 1980 with oral history interviews of key activists and leaders of the civil rights movement in South Carolina. Editor Marvin Ira Lare introduces more than one hundred civil rights leaders from South Carolina who tell their own stories in their own words to reveal and chronicle a massive revolution in American society in a deeply personal and gripping way. This ambitious project of the University of South Carolina's Institute for Public Service and Policy Research was funded in part by the South Carolina Bar Foundation, the Southern Bell Corporation, and South Carolina Humanities.
Link: USC Press https://www.sc.edu/uscpress/books/2016/7724.html