Historic Black Myrtle Beach nightclub documentary “Charlie’s Place” wins Emmy award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter on Saturday held the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony in Buckhead, Ga. At the event, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) received an Emmy award for Best Historical/Cultural – Program for “Charlie’s Place.”

Part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” series, “Charlie’s Place” tells the story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach during segregation. A significant stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit, Charlie’s Place welcomed white patrons and survived an attack by the Ku Klux Klan in 1950. The club closed in 1965, but it remains an important example of racial diversity and black entrepreneurship and a symbol of hope for the city of Myrtle Beach.

This isn’t the only accolade for “Charlie’s Place.” In May, the program received a bronze Telly award in the history category. For more information on “Charlie’s Place,” click here.

Although it did not win, SCETV’s “S.C. Impacting Global Health” was also nominated for an Emmy Saturday night in the Best Health/Science – Program Feature/Segment category.

“We’re proud that the work we do to enrich the lives of South Carolinians is being recognized. ‘Charlie’s Place’ is an important story, and I’m pleased that we were able to bring it to light in such a poignant way,” says SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett.

“I’m extremely proud that ’Charlie’s Place’ continues to be recognized. The club was a light for many during dark times, and it was an honor to help tell its story,” says “Charlie’s Place” Producer Betsy Newman.

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