Part 1 of Project Discovery's look at the Orangeburg Massacre on its 40th anniversary.
In 1968, civil rights demonstrations, to desegregate a bowling alley near S.C. State University, resulted in the death of three black men who were shot and killed on Feb. 8, 1968.
A segment of ETV's documentary, produced in 1983 by Beryl Dakers (25 years after the shootings and 15 years prior to this 40th anniversary), is included in this special presentation. The documentary,Tragedy at Orangeburg: 25 Years Later, was produced by Dakers in 1983.
- 8-7 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the impact on South Carolina of significant events of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
- 8-7.0 Changes that took place in the United States during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries revitalized the economy and challenged traditional society and politics in South Carolina. To understand the response of South Carolina to the...
- 8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.