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Scarred Justice



On February 8, 1968, eight seconds of police gunfire left three young men dying and at least 27 wounded on the campus of South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, S.C. All of the police were white, all of the students African-American. Almost all of the victims were shot from behind as they fled the gunfire that erupted without warning. The Massacre happened after four days of student protests to desegregate the city’s only bowling alley. It was the first time ever police opened fire on students on a U.S. campus. Two years later Kent State would shock the nation. This powerful yet disturbing documentary film explores the eye-witness accounts of student protesters and police officer participants. Interviews with former Governor Robert McNair, the prize-winning journalists who covered the story, and many others, provide a compelling account of the price paid in America’s struggle for racial justice. It raises questions about an event that have yet to be resolved. For more information, please visit the filmmaker's website: www.scarredjustice.com.

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Scarred Justice brings to light one of the bloodiest tragedies of the Civil Rights era after four decades of deliberate denial.

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