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"Either as a producer or interviewer, I believe that there are things to take from an interview that one will never be able to get from research. No newspaper article or news reel can compare to hearing the stories of success from the people involved in making that success happen.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
In the late 1980's and early 90's, students from Terlingua, Texas had to travel 80 miles to Alpine, Texas in order to attend the nearest high school in the area. Learn more about the longest bus ride on this student created website. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Galesville, Maryland is a small town situated on the West River about 15 miles south of Annapolis. A mostly working class town with a strong African American community, Galesville and the surrounding area has retained its small town character in a region becoming more and more subjected to suburban sprawl.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Segregation and gender inequality extended to Belton textile mill sports teams as well. Former players, including Viola Thompson Griffin, who played for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, share their memories of overcoming barriers in order to play the sports that they loved. This documentary was created by 5th graders... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Olympian, college hall of famer, and professional baseball coach Matthew LeCroy got his start playing baseball for the Belton, South Carolina recreational league. In this documentary, LeCroy reflects on the ups and downs of his career and the advice he would pass along to the next generation. This documentary was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Before it was popular, Marty Knight knew that he wanted to make a career out of practicing Karate. Several national and world championships later, Marty takes joy in pursuing his passion and teaching a new generation to pursue discipline and excellence in Karate and in life. This documentary was created... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
In 1966, football became the first integrated sport at the newly founded Belton Honea Path High School. Head Coach Sonny King and former players JE Palmer and Ronald Wilson recall the hard workouts and winning games that overcame not only division of the races, but of the communities as well.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Discover the history and legacy of the Chiquola Pool, located in Belton, South Carolina. This documentary was created by 5th graders at Honea Path Elementary School as part of a Stories from Main Street Youth Access Grant. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Discover more about the great players from the Chiquola Mills baseball team. This documentary was created by 5th graders at Honea Path Elementary School as part of a Stories from Main Street Youth Access Grant. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Former players and community members remember the Chiquola Mill baseball team. This documentary was created by 5th graders at Honea Path Elementary School as part of a Stories from Main Street Youth Access Grant. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Friends and family of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic Champion discuss the hard work and community support that have led to his success. This documentary was created by 5th graders from Belton Elementary School as part of a Stories from Main Street Youth Access Grant. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Former and current residents of Broadway Lake share the history of sports and community built on the shores and on the water. This documentary was created by 5th graders from Wright Elementary School as part of a Stories from Main Street Youth Access Grant. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Members of state championship teams remember their favorite moments and the community support that helped them achieve their goals. This documentary was created by 5th graders at Belton Elementary School. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
From the annual Palmetto Championship to local teams, discover the long and rich history of tennis in Belton, South Carolina. This documentary was created by 5th graders from Belton Elementary School. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Belton, South Carolina community members, former mill workers, and former baseball players reflect on the golden age of mill baseball in the 30's, 40's and 50's. This documentary was created by 5th graders at Belton Elementary School in Belton, South Carolina as part of a Stories from Main Street Youth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
Today, if you were seated at a local sporting event, among enthusiastic fans, you wouldn't be surprised to see somebody recording the game on their hand held device, in fact, you might expect it. In the modern era of smart phones, where filming a video is as easy as sending... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Muskogee, Oklahoma--the stomping grounds of Negro American League pitcher Nelson Dean and two-time Super Bowl champion Don Chandler--is a summer destination for our Hometown Teams exhibit. Both of these athletes began their careers in Muskogee, OK. Don Chandler, a star kicker for the Green Bay Packers in the 1950s and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Jihong Solis moved first to Moscow to attend university, and then to the United States. Hear her story (in Chinese and English) on this student-created website from Corpus Christi, TX. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Luis Munoz grew up in a Mexican border town and had the opportunity to come to the United States to complete his education. He remained in Corpus Christi, TX, going from radio dj to radio station owner, before retiring in 2001. Hear more about his life journey, explore this student-created... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Juan Manuel and Rosaura Perez both grew up in Corpus Christi, TX. They had no idea that Juan's job with the military would one day send them overseas to Germany. Their adventures are chronicled on this student-created website. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Florina And Genaro Gonzalez endured separation and hardship in order to make a better life for their children and themselves in the United States. In spite of the struggles, neither of them would have chosen a different path. Hear their story on this student-created website from Corpus Christi Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Shyqeri Kuqi grew up in Kosovo, and survived the Kosovo War of 1999. Following the war, he received an opportunity to come to the United States as a foreign exchange student. Hear his journey story on this website created by a student from Corpus Christi, TX. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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Travel has always been a part of Susan's life ever since she was a child. Learn more about how her travels have shaped her identity and what has changed about personal travel over the years, on this website created by Corpus Christi student Julissa Pena. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
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In 1954, Alfonso and his family began what would become a 2-3 week journey by train and on foot to the United States from Mexico. Explore this website created by Larissa Rocha from Corpus Christi, TX to learn more about his childhood and the challenges he and others faced making... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog
19-year old Fatima remembers both the fear and the hope she experienced on her journey from Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Corpus Christi. TX when she was just nine years old. Hear her story on this website created by students Jonathan Garcia & Madelynn Mount. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Stories from Main Street Blog