By Ty Moody
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.