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Turnover at SC African American Heritage Commission Raises Concerns,” Charleston (SC) Post and Courier, October 15, 2021


Dismissal from Black History Board Is ‘Strange Injustice,’ Say Ex-Members,” Charleston (SC) City Paper, October 12, 2021

Louis Venters's Book on the History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina,” Baha'i Blog, May 17, 2019


New Mobile Guide Highlights ‘Hidden Gems’ of SC’s African-American History,” (Columbia, SC) State, April 30, 2017


A Beautiful Symbol for Florence,” Florence (SC) Morning News, August 12, 2016


11 Books to Help Us Explore the Peace-Loving Baha’i Faith,” Huffpost Religion, November 30, 2015


A Balm to Their Souls,” Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail, November 6, 2015


Black History Month Program Offers Florence a Glimpse of Its Past, Florence (SC) Morning News, February 19, 2015


150 Mark Centenary of Tablet for Augusta,” American Bahá’í, September-October 2014


Bahá’í Faith is Second Most Prevalent Religion in South Carolina,” Florence (SC) Morning News, July 19, 2014


The Runner-Up Religions of America,” Protojournalist blog, National Public Radio website, June 22, 2014

How the Bahá’í Faith Became South Carolina's Second-Largest Religion,” Charleston (SC) Post and Courier, June 21, 2014


How a 19th-Century Persian Faith Became the Second-Most Common Religion in Our State,” Charleston (SC) City Paper, June 17, 2014


Patriotism, Statue on Display at First Heritage Day in Johnsonville,” Florence (SC) Morning News, August 18, 2012


Dr. Venters Presents at Conference in Israel,” Patriot (Francis Marion University), April 14, 2011


FMU’s Venters Wins Diversity Award,” Florence (SC) Morning News, February 7, 2011


A Time for Reflection: Students, Adults, Educators Ponder the Lessons Left by Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Lake City (SC) News & Post, January 19, 2011


Stories Highlight Historic Francis Marion Tours,” Florence (SC) Morning News, September 22, 2010




Truth in Hollywood?: Justin Baldoni on Body Dysmorphia,” Good Men Project, July 9, 2017

Dear United (For the Time Being) Kingdom,” Good Men Project, June 28, 2016

Lasting Change: South Carolina’s Bahá’ís and Race in America,” Medium, June 17, 2016

“‘I Love You for Sentimental Reasons: Musical Lessons of Black Men’s Abounding Love,” Good Men Project, February 23, 2016
From Bosnia to Chapel Hill, Hostility to Islamic Religion Remains in Our Fearful World,” Good Men Project, September 4, 2015
Jim Crow Is Still Americas National Religion...But It Doesnt Have to Be,” Good Men Project, March 28, 2015
The Burning of Columbia and the Persistence of Confederate Memory,” Good Men Project, March 13, 2015
How a Good Man Battled Racism and Died for It...And Why We Have to Keep Fighting a Hundred Years Later,” Good Men Project, October 24, 2014

The Bahá’í Faith in South Carolina and America's Unfinished Business of Reconstruction, series of three presentations with Layli Maparyan,, December 12, 2020, January 9, 2021, and March 3, 2021


Interview on the Bahá’í Faith in South Carolina, Baha'i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson,” November 3, 2020


Interview on The Green Book of South Carolina, In Black America,” KUT 90.5 FM, Austin, TX, May 25, 2017

Web talk on No Jim Crow Church, Wilmette Institute, December 4, 2016

Interview on No Jim Crow Church, Bahá’í Perspectives,” WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM, Northampton, MA, April 3, 2016


Race Unity in America: An Oral History, July 2019


American Bahá’í, “Perspectives: On Oppression,” January 11, 2016

Association for Bahá’í Studies, panel on "From Oppression to Empowerment," August 2015


Interfaith Partners of South Carolina, panel on “Understanding Islam and the Bahá’í Faith,” Florence Library, January 2015


McNair Center Symposium, panel on the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Francis Marion University, October 2014



Consulting historian, History Detectives, season 10, episode 9, 2012


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