Screening: Orangeburg 50 Years Later

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Thursday February 1

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

A little-known story of the civil rights movement, bloody violence unfolded 130 miles from Charlotte on the campus of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.  Three students were shot to death and more than two dozen injured at the hands of the South Carolina Highway Patrol on February 8, 1968, simply because black students wanted to integrate an all-white bowling alley.

Join the Gantt Center, renowned civil rights photographer Cecil Williams – who chronicled the events – and WBTV’s Steve Crump for the documentary premiere of Orangeburg, 50 Years Later.  Following the screening and discussion, Williams will sign copies of his latest book, Unforgettable: Life Hope Bravery, which documents both the Orangeburg Massacre and the civil rights movement in South Carolina.