Today in History
February 08, 1968
Following protests against a whites-only bowling alley, three black students at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg are killed in clashes with police. Gov. Robert McNair declares a state of emergency and puts the town under a nighttime curfew while 600 National Guard troops try to maintain order. McNair said the state's "reputation for racial harmony had been blemished."
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