Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre of 1968
Everyone knows about the Kent State shootings of 1970 but few know that a similar massacre happened at South Carolina State College in 1968. This film takes an in depth look at this tragic event in the Civil Rights Movement and finally sheds some light and some justice on a crucial moment in our nation’s history. Using archival footage and interviews with people from all sides, Scarred Justice is a must see for anyone interested in a complete history of the 1960s and 70s. As a classroom resource it can not only portray the racial injustice of the times, it can also spark discussion about why we don’t even know it happened today.
Credit: Produced by Bestor Cram, directed by Judy Richardson. Distributed by California Newsreel, 2009. 57 minutes.
Location: South Carolina
Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Time Period: 1950 -1974