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Three African American students Samuel Ephesians Hammond Jr., 18, Delano Herman Middleton, 17 and Henry Ezekial Smith, 18 were killed by police on February 8, 1968. They were students at one of America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) South Carolina State University. Referred to as the Orangeburg Massacre. South Carolina Highway Patrol officers shot and killed protesters on campus on the evening of February 8, 1968.

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Three African American students Samuel Ephesians Hammond Jr., 18, Delano Herman Middleton, 17 and Henry Ezekial Smith, 18 were killed by police on February 8, 1968. They were students at one of America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) South Carolina State University. Referred to as the Orangeburg Massacre. South Carolina Highway Patrol officers shot and killed protesters on campus on the evening of February 8, 1968.

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Slave patrols (called patrollers, pattyrollers or paddy rollers by the slaves) were organized groups of three to six white men who enforced discipline upon black slaves during the antebellum U.S. southern states. They policed the slaves on the plantations and hunted down fugitive slaves. Patrols used summary punishment against escapees, which included maiming or killing them. Beginning in 1704 in South Carolina, slave patrols were established and the idea spread throughout the southern…

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"Plantation Police. Runaway Slave Patrol. 1858" Slave patrols were organized groups of 3 to 6 white men who enforced discipline upon black slaves during the antebellum U.S. southern states. They policed the slaves on the plantations and hunted down fugitive slaves. Patrols used summary punishment against escapees, which included maiming or killing them. Beginning in 1704 in South Carolina, slave patrols were established and the idea spread throughout the southern states. — in South Carolina.

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You've heard of the Kent State shootings and you may know of the Jackson State killings -- but do you know about the Orangeburg massacre? On Feb. 8, 1968, three students were killed and 28 were injured in Orangeburg, South Carolina — most shot in the back by the state police while protesting segregation at the local bowling alley.

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Best Side Trips from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

So many things to do around Myrtle Beach: Huntington Beach State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, The Market Commons.

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Army 1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl, 30, of Lexington, South Carolina. Died June 20, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, South Carolina National Guard, Florence, South Carolina. Died in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire and an improvised explosive device.

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BEATEN AND BLINDED FOR USING THE BATHROOM On February 13, 1946, black WWII veteran Isaac Woodard, Jr. was beaten until his eyeballs ruptured by two cops in Batesburg, South Carolina. The attack left Woodard completely and permanently blind. His assailants were acquitted on all charges. .

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