Civil Rights Activism and 1968 Orangeburg Massacre

Cleveland Sellers grew up under segregation in South Carolina and later become a civil rights activist in the 1960s. He talked about how… read more

Cleveland Sellers grew up under segregation in South Carolina and later become a civil rights activist in the 1960s. He talked about how became a national leader with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, including his role in voter registration projects in Mississippi. He also recounted his wounding in 1968 when state troopers opened fire on students protesting a segregated bowling alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Three students were killed in what became known as the Orangeburg Massacre. Former Charleston, South Carolina mayor Joseph Riley conducted this interview at the Citadel, where he is now a professor, and the school provided the video. close

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Civil Rights Activism and 1968 Orangeburg Massacre

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Program ID:
509790-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Mar 26, 2021 | 12:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 27, 2021 | 6:19am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 26, 2021 | 12:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 26, 2021 | 6:26am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 26, 2021 | 11:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 26, 2021 | 5:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 28, 2021 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 29, 2021 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 26, 2021 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 27, 2021 | 1:09am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 27, 2021 | 6:19am EDT | C-SPAN 3