This is the companion piece to Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968, which airs in February on public television, and investigates the continued cover-up of the tragedy of 1968 on the campus of South Carolina State University and follows ongoing efforts to seek justice. Filmmakers Bestor Cram and Judy Richardson discuss how they visually reconstructed a shocking historical event of which there is very little archival footage, without influencing the objective telling of the story.
Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968 airs in February on public television (check local listings). A co-production of ITVS in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).
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