The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
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
Interviewees: Cleveland Sellers, Jordan Simmons, Charles Hildebrand, Robert Lee Davis
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
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.)