Fifty years have passed since the tragic Orangeburg Massacre occurred at South Carolina State College. With the protests at the All Star Bowling Alley mere days before, no one anticipated the massacre which was about to occur. The spirit of the incident still lingers on, with conflicting accounts, and numerous questions still unanswered.
The guests for this program are SLED Lieutenant Carl Pete Stokes (Ret.), journalist Jack Bass, Lieutenant Colonel Jordan Simmons (Ret.), CNN analyst and attorney Bakari Sellers, and Bill Barley, the official photographer for the office of Governor McNair, the night of the shooting.
Other survivors from that night offer their opinions on why the story of the Orangeburg Massacre is not complete.
- 5.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the conflicts, innovations, and social changes in the United States, including South Carolina, from 19501980.
- 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.