Orangeburg Massacre, Part 1 | Project Discovery

Part 1 of Project Discovery's look at the Orangeburg Massacre on its 40th anniversary.

In 1968, civil rights demonstrations, to desegregate a bowling alley near S.C. State University, resulted in the death of three black men who were shot and killed on Feb. 8, 1968. 

A segment of ETV's documentary, produced in 1983 by Beryl Dakers (25 years after the shootings and 15 years prior to this 40th anniversary), is included in this special presentation. The documentary,Tragedy at Orangeburg: 25 Years Later was produced by Dakers in 1983.