The Orangeburg Massacre

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About the Exhibit

On February 8, 1968, South Carolina Highway Patrolmen opened fire on African American college students protesting against ongoing segregation in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Three students were killed and twenty-eight wounded. This shooting was one of the most violent events in South Carolina's twentieth century civil rights history. Published May 2013.


Project Author: Jack Shuler, Denison University