Lincoln, Sherman and Davis and the Lost Confederate Gold

Lincoln, Sherman and Davis and the Lost Confederate Gold Presented by Patricia McNeely. Sherman’s brilliant campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas ended in political turmoil with public insinuations from President Andrew Johnson’s administration that Confederate President Jefferson Davis had bought his freedom from Sherman with gold from the Confederate treasury.  Sherman was accused by high … Read more

Military Diaries: Personal Accounts of WWI and the Cold War

Military Diaries: Personal Accounts of WWI and the Cold War Presented by Patricia McNeely. Veteran reporter, author and USC Professor Emerita Pat McNeely presents recently edited military diaries and family histories of her husband and her father-in-law who served in the Cold War and World War I respectively. McNeely has added family pictures and additional … Read more

Sherman’s Flame and Blame Campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas

Sherman’s Flame and Blame Campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas Presented by Patricia McNeely. General William T. Sherman created a new form of physical, economic, and psychological “total warfare” against civilians and private property in Georgia and the Carolinas that he readily admitted would be violent and cruel. In addition to physical and economic assaults, … Read more

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry & Africans in the Civil War

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry & Africans in the Civil War Presented by Joseph McGill, Jr. **Joseph McGill requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. A brief history of the approximately 180,000 African Americans that served in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil War, with a focus on the history … Read more

Civil Rights Movement & the Viet Nam War

Civil Rights Movement & the Viet Nam War Presented by Erin R. McCoy. This program will feature songs of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in the United States discussed in context of historical events. Lyrics are provided. Dive into an investigation of the folk roots of early Civil Rights songs and the influence of soul/R&B … Read more

Anti-War Music & the Viet Nam War

Anti-War Music & the Viet Nam War Presented by Erin R. McCoy. This program offers a brief history of anti-war music in the United States up to the Viet Nam War and further discussion of specific anti-war songs (for example: “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” by The Animals, 1965, is the most remembered … Read more

Music & the Viet Nam War

Music & the Viet Nam War Presented by Erin R. McCoy. This program gives an overview of different genres of music of the war, with lyrics displayed while songs play. “Top 40” hits are interspersed with “deep cuts” from the Viet Nam War era, and the discussion includes global cultural, social, and historical contexts for … Read more

The Legacy Of A Common Civil War Soldier: Private T. M. Shields

The Legacy Of A Common Civil War Soldier: Private T. M. Shields Presented by Aliene Shields Humphries. Humphries authored a book using the letters her great grandfather wrote back home to his beloved wife during 1861-1865. Based on the book The Legacy of A Common Civil War Soldier, this program offers a rare glimpse of what life … Read more