Way back in the 1950s, a flamboyant, gay African American piano-pounding daredevil came screaming out of the South.
“One day you’re a counselor, the next day you’re a motivator, the next day you’re trying to inspire our youth, and the next day you’re working with conflict resolution,” Cameron McDowell said.
Joey Withinarts comes from an artistic family, and he learned by watching.
While Woolworth’s lunches were an integral part of many Greenvillians' daily lives, what ultimately made the restaurant important in our city’s history is the role it played during the crucial time of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
“Having the freedom to go where I want to creatively is so relaxing to me." - Allison Ford
This month gives us the moment to pause, share, celebrate and understand black heritage and culture.
The virtual panel focused on the film’s unique perspective of the events which happened in the Upstate 74 years ago this week.
For an African American born a decade after emancipation, freedom was in place, but life continued to be difficult.
The Rev. Gary Davis is a revered legend of blues, folk and gospel music, a man from right here in the Upstate who shaped generations of guitarists and singers.
Both her dreams came true after Rhonda Rawlings moved to the Upstate over a decade ago.
Either as an MC or a spoken-word performer, Moody Black is mesmerizing; he can thunder through a verse with swagger and then retreat into himself,
With the weight of an unprecedented year on our collective shoulders, this February is not just another Black History Month.
Now serving her fifth and last term on Greenville County Council, Xanthene Norris has taught generations of students as a French teacher at Sterling High School and then as a guidance counselor at Greenville High.
“When you’re 7, you’re rapping about crayons and cartoons. It’s nothing great, but I never stopped.”
Shyland Flowers is a mainstay of the Upstate hip-hop scene, and he says there’s been a steady improvement on that scene over the last few years.