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Call My Name, Clemson with Dr. Rhondda Thomas - Episode 133

Call My Name, Clemson with Dr. Rhondda Thomas - Episode 133

January 7, 2021

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the African American history of Clemson University with Dr. Rhondda Robinson Thomas. Dr. Thomas is the Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University, specializing in early African-American literature, culture, and history. She is the author of Claiming Exodus: A Cultural History of Afro-Atlantic Identity, 1774-1903 and co-editor of The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought, A Reader. Her most recent publication, by the University of Iowa Press, is Call My Name, Clemson: Documenting the Black Experience in an American University Community.

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101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina - Dr. Bernie Powers - Episode 130

101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina - Dr. Bernie Powers - Episode 130

December 3, 2020

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the newly published University of South Carolina Press book, 101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina with the editor, Dr. Bernie Powers. Dr. Powers is a professor emeritus of history at the College of Charleston and was also the founding director of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, South Carolina. He is also the author of Black Charlestonians: A Social History 1822–1885 and coauthor of We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. Dr. Powers is a founding board member and interim chief executive officer of the International African American Museum in Charleston.

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Stories of Struggle - Claudia Smith Brinson - Episode 128

Stories of Struggle - Claudia Smith Brinson - Episode 128

November 9, 2020

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the civil rights movement in South Carolina with journalist and author, Claudia Smith Brinson. Claudia has been a South Carolina journalist for more than thirty years. She has won more than thirty awards, including Knight Ridder’s Award of Excellence and an O. Henry Award for short fiction, and she was also a member of the Pulitzer finalist team covering Hurricane Hugo. Her recent book, published by the University of South Carolina Press is titled, Stories of Struggle: The Clash over Civil Rights in South Carolina.

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Dr. William B. Gravely - Episode 79

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

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.

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