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8:56 am on Monday August 5, 2013

Marking the civil rights sit-in at King Street

A new historic marker has been errected on King Street, this one commemorating a sit-in for civil rights at the Kress Building lunch counter in 1960.
10:14 am on Thursday January 15, 2009

Cleveland Sellers reminds about civil rights movement

Proving that they can, in fact, read minds, The Post and Courier put up a story about Dr. Cleveland Sellers just hours after I suggested to someone that he would make for a good civil rights profile. The Post and Courier reports, in part: Sellers,...
2:34 pm on Sunday September 14, 2008

Cleveland Sellers: Figure in Orangeburg Massacre, new leader of Voorhees

South Carolina-native Cleveland Sellers, Jr. was the only person jailed for the fatal events at the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre where three students were killed by police. But 40 years later, Sellers has become the president of Voorhees College in...
2:58 pm on Tuesday June 10, 2008

Trooper faces federal civil rights charge

A South Carolina state trooper seen on video apparently striking a suspect on foot with his car has been charged by the Department of Justice with a civil rights violation, according to a press release. From the Department of Justice: A federal...
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