26 February 2014

Road Trip!

Road Trip! a SCETV Know-It-All interactive website allows virtual tours of historical places in South Carolina marking important events from the civil rights movement. The modern Civil Rights Movement began in the 1940s and many changes had taken place by the early 1970s, with the major events happening between 1954 and 1968. The movement involved Blacks, Whites, Native Americans, young and old, as well as churches and non-religious groups.

Because Road Trip! Through SC Civil Rights History was designed with young students in mind, a user gets to make lots of choices. Explore the many features of Road Trip! including: virtual tours of historic locations, ability to download pictures and video clips, using downloaded items to create a civil rights report for class, lesson plans created to standards, a searchable database, a timeline of all civil rights events, a photo gallery, email and contact information for site consultants, information to archival institutions, a reading list and more and you're sure to find something of interest whether or not you are currently enrolled in an educational institution at an elementary or secondary level.

Of particular note are significant sites in Beaufort County. The website highlights the role that local sites such as Penn School, Mather School, Michael C. Riley schools, the Green on St. Helena Island, and Daufuskie Island played in the story of the national Civil Rights Movement.

A very special treat on Road Trip! is an oral history provided by Joseph McDomick, Jr., former Penn Center project supervisor for over thirty years, talk about Dr. Martin Luther King's many visits to Penn Center and how the visits had to be kept quiet because of the threats on King's life.

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