The Orangeburg Massacre

The Orangeburg Massacre On the night of February th officers of the law opened fire on protesting students on the campus of South Carolina State College at Orangeburg When the shooting stopped three young men were d

  • Title: The Orangeburg Massacre
  • Author: Jack Bass Jack Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780865545526
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the night of February 8th, 1968, officers of the law opened fire on protesting students on the campus of South Carolina State College at Orangeburg When the shooting stopped, three young men were dead and twenty seven other students were seriously wounded What had begun as an attempt by peaceful young people to use the facilities of a local bowling alley had become aOn the night of February 8th, 1968, officers of the law opened fire on protesting students on the campus of South Carolina State College at Orangeburg When the shooting stopped, three young men were dead and twenty seven other students were seriously wounded What had begun as an attempt by peaceful young people to use the facilities of a local bowling alley had become a violent confrontation between aroused students and the coercive power of the state This tragedy was the first of its kind on any American college campus and became known as the Orangeburg Massacre.

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    1. This is an awful event that is never discussed in our history books. The book is comprehensive. My one criticism is that at times the authors went back and forth with their timeline and that was confusing.

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