May 4 50: Long Live the Memory

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Special Collections and Archives

May 4 50: Long Live the Memory

The Special Collections & Archives reading room is closed, and all in-person (physical, face-to-face) services are suspended from now through the fall 2020 semester. We are here to help! Please contact us to discuss how we can best serve you during this time.

Special Collections and Archives

May 4 50: Long Live the Memory

Civil Rights, Black Power, and Anti-War Actions: Orangeburg, Kent, and Jackson, 1960-1967

Introduction

This exhibit highlights social activism occurring in and around three state universities during the years leading up to the shootings at South Carolina State (Orangeburg), Kent State (Ohio), and Jackson State (Mississippi).  While each institution and geographical region had its own unique history, culture, and approaches to activism, all three would become the victims of state violence and murder against students and student activists. Showcased here are selected key events in each of the three institutions' immediate environments indicating a growing level of Civil Rights actions, anti-war protests, and the development of a Black Power movement occurring from 1960 through 1967.