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Black History: Aftermath of 1968 Orangeburg Massacre

In 1968, a crowd of black students gathered at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg to protest 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. We’ll talk to an author from Orangeburg who has written a book on the history.