The Orangeburg Massacre 50 Years Later: Remembrances

South Carolina State University (SCSU) Alumni gather for a conversation about the tragic event that occurred on February 8, 1968.

Fifty years ago, SCSU students started a bonfire on the front of campus which is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. As police and firefighters attempted to put out the fire, officer David Shealy was injured by a thrown object. As a result, South Carolina Highway Patrol officers fired shots at the protestors. Three young men were killed and many students were injured.

The Orangeburg Massacre: Remembrances and Reckoning commemorates the 50th anniversary of this tragic event, as survivors, participants and officials share their remembrances and struggle to provide some sense of reckoning and hopes for closure.