Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre, 1968
This screening is free and open to the public. Reservations available.
This program is presented by Columbia SC 63, Center for Civil Rights and Research, University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections.
Director: Bestor Cram and Judy Richardson
In February 1968 police in Orangeburg, SC initiated one of the worst acts of violence ever committed on a college campus, killing 3 and injuring 27 by firing into a crowd of protesters. Occurring two years prior to the Kent State shootings, the massacre in Orangeburg received little national attention. Featuring the groundbreaking documentary Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre, 1968, historical news footage from the WLTX-TV collections at the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections, and a conversation with community members who experienced the massacre firsthand, this program recognizes the atrocities that occurred in Orangeburg and resists their omission from histories of the period.
A post-screening conversation hosted by Columbia SC 63 accompanies the screening.
Columbia SC 63
Special thanks to our series sponsor:
Susan Thorpe and John Baynes