- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Two days of events are being held at South Carolina State University marking the anniversary of the shootings that have become known as the Orangeburg Massacre.

Three S.C. State students were killed on Feb. 8, 1968 after state troopers opened fire on campus on civil rights protesters angry about a segregated bowling alley.

On Friday, there is a screening of the documentary “Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre” at the university’s Stanback Museum and Planetarium. There is also an exhibition of photos taken by civil rights photographer Cecil Williams.

On Saturday, the 46th anniversary of the incident, there will be a commemoration ceremony. Those who were there and members of the victims’ families are scheduled to speak.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide