Remembering the 42nd Anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre

Posted on February 8, 2010

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the most unknown tragedy in the history of the civil rights movement. On 1968, police opened fire on the campus of South Carolina State University, leaving three young African American men dead and 27 wounded. Unlike a similar incident at Kent State, the incident did not make national headlines and there has never been an official investigation into what occurred that night. The film investigates the continued cover-up of the tragedy and follows ongoing efforts to seek justice. Haven't heard of the tragedy? Well, be sure to tune into public television this month to watch the ITVS film Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968, where filmmakers Bestor Cram and Judy Richardson investigate the continued cover-up of the tragedy and the ongoing efforts to seek justice. Watch an extended clip of this program below: 

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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