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Monday, February 1, 2010

 South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, S.C. | Map/Directions

7:00 pm - Documentary of "Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968" - I.P. Stanbeck Planetarium

The purpose of showing ‚ÄúScarred Justice‚ÄĚ the documentary is to give the students an interactive depiction of the events that transpired during the Orangeburg Massacre.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010

8 pm - Campus Bowling Alley Night at K.W. Green Student Center Bowling Alley

The purpose of this event is to commemorate the fact that the Orangeburg Massacre was started based on students’ inability to bowl in Orangeburg, an opportunity which has now been afforded to them. This will also be a bonding opportunity for the faculty, staff and students of SC State.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

7: 30 pm: Spoken Word Wednesday at the K.W. Green Student Center (Bulldog Lounge)

The purpose of this event is to restore the tradition of the annual student oratorical contest, and to allow students the opportunity for creative expression.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: Feb. 4, 5, & 6, 2010

 7:30 pm: Taking a Stand (Orangeburg Massacre Play) - Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium

  • $7 for students and $12 for the general public in advance.
  • $10 for students and $15 for the general public at the door.

The purpose of the play is to provide the campus and the Orangeburg community at large with the re-enactment of the events that led up to the Orangeburg Massacre. Money raised will be used for student scholarships.


Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010

4 pm: The March for Progress - Front Entrance of the SC State Campus

The purpose of this event will be for the campus to collaborate with the citizens of the community. It can be used as a vehicle to promote the progress Orangeburg has made. It will also provide a forum in which the community leaders can talk about the hurdles Orangeburg still needs to cross. 

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010

Mourners from past commemorations

4 pm: Orangeburg Massacre 42nd Commemoration Ceremony

Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center

Commemoration Program:

Zachary Delano Middleton
South Carolina State University
Student Government Association President

  • Rev. Lance Wright, Campus Ministries


  • Mr. Moses Bell, Orangeburg Massacre Committee


  • SC State Gospel Choir

Student Monologue:

  • Performed by the winner of the 2010 Oratorical Contest

Introduction of the Speaker

  • Mr. Calhoun Comwell, Writer of "Taking a Stand"

Keynote Speaker:

  • ¬† Dr. James Salley, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Africa University

Presentation of the winners of the SGA Orangeburg Massacre Social Mobility Scholarship

Candlelight Ceremony - March to the Orangeburg Massacre Memorial

Lighting the Flame


  • Mr. Christian Cole, Felloship Chair, Campus Activity Board