Orangeburg Massacre

On the night of February 8, 1968, three students were killed by police gunfire on the South Carolina State University campus in Orangeburg, SC. Find out more about this tragedy that became known as the Orangeburg Massacre.

Francis Cardozo

Francis Cardozo was a leading political figure in the Radical Reconstruction political environment and the first African American to hold statewide office in the United States.

Harvey Gantt


Harvey Gantt was the first African American student to attend Clemson University when he began classes February 1, 1963.