Orangeburg Massacre Marker

300 College ST

Orangeburg, SC 29115

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Phone: (803) 534-6821

City: Orangeburg

Region: Midlands

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Orangeburg Massacre Marker

This marker on the campus of South Carolina State University, commemorates the Feb. 8,1968, Orangeburg Massacre in which three students were killed during a violet confrontation with law enforcement officials. The massacre was the culmination of three nights of escalating racial tension caused by the students' efforts to desegregate the All Star Bowling Lanes. S.C. Highway Patrolmen fired on a crowd killing Samuel Hammond Jr., Delano Middleton and Henry Smith, and wounding 27 others. This tragedy was the first of its kind on any American college campus.

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