The Orangeburg Massacre

Before the unarmed student protesters were killed at Kent State in 1970,  also before two black men were killed at Jackson State in Mississippi days later, and before Dr. King’s assassination in April of 1968, there was South Carolina’s own version of excessive force by law enforcement and the killing of unarmed black youth. Idealistic protesters determined to make a point and highlight the segregation or more correctly, the banning of black people from a …

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