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Charleston Hospital Workers Strike for Fair Wages

During the civil rights movement, Charleston hospital workers protested for fair wages and working conditions for African American employees.

Dr. Larry Watson

Hilton Head Island Gears Up for the Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival

Swoon over your favorite car classics and enjoy dazzling dining events at the 19th Annual Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival on Hilton Head Island.

Marie McAden

A Trip Back in Time: Mosquito Beach

During Jim Crow, Mosquito Beach was one of six “Black beaches” in the Charleston area accessible to the African American community.

Dr. Ramon Jackson

Separate is Not Equal

In 1950, Clarendon County's Briggs vs. Elliott case sought to end segregation in South Carolina schools.

Valinda W. Littlefield

SC HBCU Students Fight for Civil Rights in the 1960s

During the civil rights movement, South Carolina college students sought social change through peaceful marches and sit-ins.

Dr. Bill Hine

8 Fun Things to Do on the Saluda River

From the mountains to downtown Columbia, the Saluda River offers myriad recreational opportunities, from trout fishing to tubing to whitewater kayaking.

Marie McAden

Before Rosa Parks, There was Sara Mae Flemming

Before Rosa Parks, Columbia, South Carolina, native Sara Mae Flemming was a civil rights beacon.

Dr. Abel Bartley

Wild Mushroom Napoleon with Brown Butter and Chèvre

South Carolina Chef Ambassador Jason Tufts shares his recipe for Wild Mushroom Napoleon, made with mushrooms from Circular Farm.

Staff Writer