Black History Month

S.C.'s longest-serving black senator won’t seek re-election in 2020

State Sen. John Matthews, who represents portions of Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Calhoun and Orangeburg Counties, said Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year.

  Edith Frierson Elementary students explain the history of Black History Month

  Black History Month: Interview with Super Bowl Champion Alex Brown

  Black History Month: Remembering the 1969 hospital workers’ strike

  ‘We Shall Overcome,’ anthem of Civil Rights movement, had Charleston roots

  Music of the Movement: A Lowcountry gospel singer explains the songs of the Civil Rights era

  Lowcountry Civil Rights icon Esau Jenkins honored at national museum

Continued Coverage

  Charleston claims first Memorial Day celebration with African Americans playing significant role

  ’Bruised, but never broken’ woman recounts experience integrating North Charleston High School

  St. Stephen plans to honor artist, educator Dr. Leo Twiggs

  Black History Month: Remembering ‘The Big Bopper’

  Mosquito Beach set to get marker from National Park Service

  These famous faces in Hollywood have roots in the Lowcountry and South Carolina

  Historian works to protect slave gravesites near housing construction in North Charleston

A historian says a North Charleston property that could be used to build townhomes is where a suspected slave gravesite is located.

  Martin Luther King Jr. rally in Charleston addresses education, gun violence

Charleston celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King day with a rally that addressed education, gun violence and other issues

S.C. high school legend James ‘Radio’ Kennedy dies, family confirms

The man who became a fixture at football games at an Upstate high school and the subject of a feature film has died.

  Mosquito Beach community continues fight for road ownership

For more than 20 years, the Mosquito Beach Business Association has been fighting to gain control of Mosquito Beach Road.

  Mosquito Beach nomination to historic register approved, faces final vote from feds

FLASHBACK: Dr. King visited Charleston in 1962, July 1967

  Long-lost audio of MLK speech to be used in CCSD middle, high schools

  Lowcountry mourns ‘Tony the Peanut Man’

  Church shooting victim’s brother speaks at Black History Month event

Charleston’s Old Slave Mart Museum holds black history talks

  Former Senator Robert Ford talks about working with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Former Senator Robert Ford, of Charleston, worked alongside Dr. King. Ford joined the fight for civil rights a teenager.

Bazaar bridges Black History gap at The Citadel

February is Black History Month, and cadets at The Citadel say they're trying to bridge the historical gap between Emancipation and the Inauguration. "You get a true understanding where we come from that's

  Martin Luther King Jr. tapes discovered in Summerville home

Tucked away in a Summerville home and nearly forgotten, audio tapes of Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have been discovered. They are a forty minute recording of a speech Dr. King gave in Charleston in the summer of 1967.