Isaac Woodard Jr., African American World War 2 veteran decorated for courage under fire during service in the Pacific, is beaten by South Carolina police until he’s blind. He was declined the use of a toilet in South Carolina.
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.
February 12, 1946 – African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.
Sandra Bland of Texas, Kindra Chapman of Alabama, Joyce Curnell of South Carolina, Ralkina Jones of Ohio, Alexis McGovern of Missouri, and Raynetta Turner of New York (scroll down for photos) and now a teenage girl named Gynnya McMillen of Kentucky (shown above) are all African American women who were found “unresponsive” while in police custody. These deaths appear to be an alarming new trend. WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON ONCE THESE WOMEN ARE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY?
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. .