Three teens killed in Orangeburg massacre 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)


Video: 'The Forgotten Orangeburg South Carolina Israelite Massacre'

(Thursday, February 8, 1968, approx. 10:30 p.m. EST; during the African-American civil rights movement (1954–1968)) — Three African-American college students (Samuel Hammond Jr., 18, Henry Smith, 19, and Delano Middleton, 17) were killed and 27 others were wounded tonight in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, South Carolina, during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley.

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