Tragedy at Orangeburg: 25 Years Later, Part 1: Intro


Part 1 of Tragedy at Orangeburg: 25 Years Later, an introduction to the events in Orangeburg in 1968.

(Documentary produced in 1993 by Beryl Dakers of South Carolina ETV.) 

Two reporters, Jack Bass and Jack Nelson authored the book, "The Orangeburg Massacre," which documented the events.

The SCETV documentary features Cleveland Sellers, an organizer and activist who was not involved in the events that led up to the shootings, but was arrested, based on his prior involvement in SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Included are interviews with Col. J,H. Lanier, retired, of the S.C. Highway Patrol; author Jack bass; Dean Livingston, editor of the Orangeburg Times & Democrat; photographer Cecil Williams; Dr. M. Maceo Nance, former President of S.C. State College; and John Stroman, former S.C. State College student.