Charlie’s Place Wins Emmy Award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter on Saturday held the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony in Buckhead, GA. At the event, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) received an Emmy award for Best Historical/Cultural – Program for the documentary film “Charlie’s Place.” SC Humanities supported the production of “Charlie’s Place” with a Planning Grant and a Major Grant.

Part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” series, “Charlie’s Place” tells the story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach during segregation. A significant stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit, Charlie’s Place welcomed white patrons and survived an attack by the Ku Klux Klan in 1950. The club closed in 1965, but it remains an important example of racial diversity and black entrepreneurship and a symbol of hope for the city of Myrtle Beach. “Charlie’s Place” premiered on April 26, 2018 on SCETV.

“I’m extremely proud that ’Charlie’s Place’ continues to be recognized. The club was a light for many during dark times, and it was an honor to help tell its story,” said “Charlie’s Place” Producer Betsy Newman.

For more information on “Charlie’s Place,” click here.

Reenactment scene in Charlie’s Place

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