The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has a great blog entry this week on the 60th anniversary of the Briggs v. Elliott case: http://scdah.blogspot.com/2011/06/briggs-v-elliott.html. The case from Clarendon County was one of five cases consolidated before the United States Supreme Court into Brown v.
You might have heard...we now have a state vegetable thanks to a third-grader from Lexington who proposed the bill. Now the state vegetable is collard greens. Collards as they are also known are a traditional Southern meal, eaten originally by slaves as they were abundant and cheap. Now we eat them on New Year's Day, along with black-eyed peas. The leaves look like folded money so they represent wealth in the upcoming year!
Through a partnership between the University of South Carolina Libraries, the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities we can now read historic newspapers from across the state through the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. These are great primary sources for the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Industrialization.
They're here! The SC Association of School Librarians announced the 2011-2012 South Carolina Book Award nominees at their conference in March. Now StudySC features these award-winning books in the updated SC Book Award section.
Each book features a picture of the cover, description, and links to online resources such as:
- Book Reviews
- Author Website
- Author Biography
- Reader Guides
- and more!
The State Library will be at the SC Association of School Librarians conference here in Columbia today through Friday. If you are attending, be sure to come visit our booth for StudySC stickers, handouts, posters, and tons of DISCUS promotional materials. The State Library is also presenting several informative sessions:
Wednesday, March 9th 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
There’s More Than One Way to Read a Book — Talking Book Services
Jump Start Session
Pamela Davenport, Director
- A short biography
- Links to high-quality, online information
Check out the new 2011 South Carolina African American History Calendar! According to the website"The 2011 calendar marks the 22nd year AT&T has spearheaded this initiative, providing educators, parents, and visitors a method of identifying African American role models for all youth, honoring notable African American achievers with ties to South Carolina."