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Your Black History: The Orangeburg, South Carolina Massacre Of 1968

imagesBy Victor Trammell

February 8, 1968 is a date that is will never be forgotten by people who are from the generation of the Civil Rights Era.

On the 45th anniversary of a shooting at South Carolina State University, BlackBlueDog.com will profile the tragic story of deadly force used by police against students who were demonstrating against segregation.

The so-called Orangeburg massacre involved nine officers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol who fired gunshots at a crowd of mainly black students at South Carolina State University, a historically black college in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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One Response to Your Black History: The Orangeburg, South Carolina Massacre Of 1968

  1. Steve Myers Reply

    February 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Four years before the Orangeburg massacre, I went to jail in Orangeburg, SC as a student at SC State College. Spent a week in Manning Correctional Institute in Columbia with serveral hundred fellow students (both college & high school). This
    was not an easy fight! Does anyone remember
    the “pink jail” in Orangeburg?

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