Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Orangeburg Massacre

The Orangeburg Massacre- ever hear of it? Neither had I. No, it didn't happen in apartheid South Africa, more like racist South Carolina circa 1968. It involved the unjustified shooting and deaths of students on campus, not unlike Kent State some two years later. Except these students were black, and their unwarranted deaths were not celebrated in the national media. Finally, two films will address this forgotten, and largely unknown event on TV this fall...
Photo by: Richard Perry

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