Student Protests | The World of Cecil


Part 4 showcases the role of Orangeburg in the Civil Rights Movement and the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s nonviolent resistance. Students in Orangeburg actively participated in marches, demonstrations, and economic boycotts. They even sought college involvement in selective buying campaigns, leading to clashes with college administrations over vendor contracts. Fred Moore, the SGA president, was expelled without due process but later graduated with NAACP support. The Civil Rights Movement expanded across the state, including significant sit-ins and legal actions in Charleston. Young activists like Minerva and Millicent Brown, demonstrated remarkable bravery. Cecil Williams' photography documented these events, but the movement faced financial challenges due to frequent student arrests until Dr. King's visit rejuvenated its spirit. The segment highlights the pivotal role of students and community leaders in this struggle for civil rights.