Black History: Aftermath of 1968 Orangeburg Massacre
In 1968, a crowd of black students gathered at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. They were protesting the segregation of the city’s only bowling alley when police arrived and opened fire, killing three and wounding 27 students. The incident went almost unnoticed, yet a similar situation occurred at Kent State University two years later that gained national headlines and is still discussed today. What happened in Orangeburg? Why is it still pushed aside? On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll talk to an author from Orangeburg who has written a book on the Orangeburg Massacre.
- Jack Shuler (author and Assistant Professor of English, Denison University)