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Orangeburg massacre oral history project

Repository: Avery Research Center

Collection Description (Extant): The Orangeburg Massacre Oral History Project was an effort to document the events that occurred on the night of February 8, 1968, when 10 seconds of police gunfire left three young black men dying and 27 wounded on the campus of South Carolina State College in Orangeburg.

The project resulted in eighteen interviews, with transcripts, audio and video cassettes. However, because the event remains controversial among South Carolinians, this collection is closed to researchers.

Access Copy Note: Closed

Extent: 18 Typescripts, 4 cassettes, 2 VHS cassette

Language: English

Interviewees: Cleveland Sellers, Jordan Simmons, Charles Hildebrand, Robert Lee Davis

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American civil rights workers--South Carolina
African American college students--South Carolina
Civil rights demonstrations--South Carolina--Orangeburg
Discrimination in public accommodations
Orangeburg Massacre, Orangeburg, S.C., 1968
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Violence

Genres:

Interviews

 

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