Posts tagged South Carolina
Posts tagged South Carolina
Best college football stadium ever.
excuse you I have a few Death Valley related things to say to you
Haha! :) Gotta love that Southern football rivalry! No shade to Mizzou, but I really wish Clemson had joined the SEC instead. Not that Mizzou isn’t good, but they clearly aren’t in the Southeast.
We’re makin headway, y’all!!
lauren, 23. josh, 26. charleston, sc.
Now, we know the most dangerous states.
Law Street took a look at the FBI’s violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a ranking of the most violent states.
The rankings considered murder, rape aggravated assault and robbery numbers in each locale from 2012, the most recent year where data is available.
Below are the 10 most dangerous states.
And guess how many Southern states are on the list? Guess.
4. Four. Quatro. Quatre. Четыре. Frya. Nne. 四. Need I go on?
And if you count states that were once considered Southern, we’re up to 5. That’s pathetic, y’all.
Husk bar for the win!
After being fired apparently for being gay, the Latta, South Carolina Chief of Police has her job back, and has now won her appeal. An investigation found she was fired without cause.
I know this is old news now, but it apparently got buried in my drafts.
Surfside Beach, SC
This is so random, but there’s this little place in Surfside called River City Café and they make the BEST homemade Ranch dressing my friends and I have ever had. We seriously compare all Ranch dressings to the one we had there once, totally randomly on vacation. And we ate on the deck overlooking the Ocean on a warm October day. It was perfect.
OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS (BECAUSE HE HAS A NAME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH).
Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and at the age of 12 his owner leased him out in Charleston, South Carolina. He gravitated towards working at the docks and on boats and eventually became the equivalent of a pilot, and in late 1861 he found himself assigned to a military transport boat named the CSS Planter.
On May 12, 1862, the white officers decided to spend the night on land. Smalls rounded up the enslaved crew and they hatched a plan, and once the officers were long gone they made a run for it, only stopping to pick up their families (who they notified) along the way. Smalls, disguised as the captain, steered the boat past Confederate forts (including Ft. Sumter) and over to the Union blockade, raising a white sheet his wife took from her job as a hotel maid as a flag of truce. The CSS Planter had a highly valuable code book and all manner of explosives on board.
Smalls ended up serving in the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain there. He was also one of a number of individuals who talked to Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of African-American soldiers fighting for the Union, which became a reality.
After the war, Smalls bought his owner’s old plantation in Beaufort and even allowed the owner’s sickly wife to move back in until her death. He eventually served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1865-1870), the South Carolina Senate (1871-1874), and the United States House of Representatives (1875-1879) and represented South Carolina’s 5th District from 1882-1883 and the 7th District from 1884-1887. He and other black politicians also fought against an amendment designed to disenfranchise black voters in 1895, but it unfortunately passed.
Smalls ended his public life by serving as U.S. Collector of Customs in Beaufort from 1889-1911. He died in 1915 at the age of 75.
And now you know Robert Smalls.
Abandoned House, Charleston, South Carolina
photo via paula
A teenager was told to take off his makeup before he was allowed to get his picture taken
Seashell grave — “Alice”
Pawleys Island, SC
The story is a familiar one to all the locals, and her grave is well worn and often covered with offerings. It’s an age old story of a young girl who fell in love with a man who did not meet the approval of her parents. He was only the son of a merchant, and not of the plantation class to which she belonged. Her parents didn’t believe that all you need is love; for them money trumped emotion. However, she took the merchant’s son’s ring, and placed it on a necklace near her heart. She fell ill and came home from school to recover. Her brother found the ring around her neck and threw it in the river. Alice never recovered and died. It is rumored that she is spotted still searching for her ring. She is buried at All Saints Parrish in Pawley’s Island.
More pics from my trip to Charleston, SC. :)
The sudden elimination of the center comes just a few weeks after the university hosted a symposium on gay, lesbian and transgender issues, which isn’t a coincidence. The University of South Carolina has yet to release an official statement, but it’s suspected the closing has much to do with the 2014 Bodies of Knowledge Symposium, which took place last April.
The Battery - Charleston - South Carolina - USA (von Steve’53)