The Orangeburg Massacre

The Orangeburg Massacre (HMGSV)

Location: Orangeburg, SC 29115 Orangeburg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 29.701', W 80° 51.308'

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On February 8, 1968, after three nights of escalatingracial tension over efforts by S.C. State Collegestudents and others to desegregate the All StarBowling Lanes, 3 students died and 27 others werewounded on this campus. S.C. Highway Patrolmenfired on a crowd here, killing Samuel Hammond Jr.,Delano Middleton, and Henry Smith. This tradegywas the first of its kind on any American college campus.
Marker Number38-27
Year Placed2000
Placed BySouth Carolina State University
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 12:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 513456 N 3706176
Decimal Degrees33.49501667, -80.85513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.701', W 80° 51.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 42.06" N, 80° 51' 18.48" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1170 State Rd S-38-226, Orangeburg SC 29115, US
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