African Americans of Orangeburg County
Images of America: African Americans of Orangeburg County explores the lives of African Americans in Orangeburg and some of the surrounding towns during the 20th century. Orangeburg has been called "the little town with the big history"--and that it is with over 30 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, including the beautiful Edisto Memorial Garden, which is known all over the state. This unique town, which is also the county seat, is the location of four colleges, including two historically black colleges. These schools and the church communities were driving forces during desegregation in the turbulent 1950s and 1960s. South Carolina State University was the site of the Orangeburg Massacre, where three students were killed in 1968. It has taken years for this town to heal from the tragic events that occurred; however, it has more than survived all the struggles and marches to become a better community. This book highlights various achievements and contributions from African Americans who have helped Orangeburg prosper.
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African American Army band became Bowman Branchville Carolina State College Carolina State University Cecil Williams Charles Payne city of Orangeburg Claflin College Claflin University Archives Cleckley Colored School Columbia community leader Courtesy of Cecil Courtesy of Claflin Courtesy of Lauritza Courtesy of Lillie Courtesy of SCDAH Courtesy of South degree from South Earl Middleton Elementary School Elloree Eugene Pinson Eutawville Glover graduate of Claflin graduate of South Holly Hill Jarvis Brothers John Joy Barnes Julius Harrison Lauritza Hill left to right Lillie Gaffney located Luke Presbyterian Church master’s degree Montford Point Mount Pisgah Baptist NAACP native of Orangeburg Orangeburg County pastor photograph Pisgah Baptist Church pose Reverend Richard Singleton rural town Ruth Harrison Saint Luke Presbyterian Salley second row served shown Sidney Young South Carolina South Caroliniana Library Street in Orangeburg Thomasson University of South veteran Wilkinson High School World War II Zimmerman