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Three students were killed and 27 injured—some shot in the back—in what became known as the Orangeburg massacre. Students who took over buildings at other campuses such as Columbia for the most part were ejected by police, sometimes with violence. In cities across the country, youthful rioters ...

Survivors, alumni and students commemorate 50th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre. February 14, 2018. On Feb. 8, 1968, nine South Carolina patrolmen opened fire on a crowd of African-American students gathered around a bonfire on the campus of South Carolina State University (SCSU) in Orangeburg. Samuel ...
He was shot during what would become known as the Orangeburg Massacre. Sellers said that the "members only" sign caught the eye of students at the historically black South Carolina State University. "The students at South Carolina State had a long and very rich history of engagements in civil rights ...
Yesterday, 50 years later, survivors of the Orangeburg Massacre remembered the 1968 incident in which S.C. state troopers shot 27 people protesting a segregated bowling alley in Orangeburg, S.C., killing three teenagers. "Apology and regret is not sufficient to heal the wounds," said Cleveland Sellers, ...
Few remember the Orangeburg Massacre, which happened 50 years ago on Feb. 8, 1968 ... 7, 2008, of the picketing of a local bowling alley that led to the death of three college students and wounding of 28 others as part of a 40th commemoration ceremony of the Orangeburg Massacre in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
ORANGEBURG — In an emotional address at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Orangeburg Massacre, former state Rep. Bakari Sellers insisted the 1968 shooting on the campus of S.C. State College was no isolated event but part of a long continuum of racial discrimination and violence in the ...
He was among the 28 students of South Carolina State College injured that day in the Orangeburg Massacre; his friend, freshman Samuel Hammond, who had also been shot in the back, died of his wounds. Later that night, Delano Middleton and Henry Smith would also die; all three killed by the police ...
Today, students of SCSU, along with the community, reenacted the marches that took the lives of those three men. They were joined by family of Middleton, Menika Briggman (cousin) and Zachary Middleton (great nephew). "I hope that people looking at the Orangeburg Massacre today will see it as an opportunity to reflect, ...
One-half century ago on the night of Feb. 8, 1968, South Carolina Highway Patrolmen fired their weapons into a crowd of black students protesting on the front of the campus of South Carolina State College. Three students were killed and at least 28 were injured. Virtually all of the young men were hit in the ...


 

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