BUZZ: Cleveland Sellers to keynote S.C. Education Association Human and Civil Rights Awards luncheon
01/24/2014 10:39 AM
03/13/2015 10:49 PM
Cleveland Sellers, president of Voorhees College and a South Carolina civil rights leader, will be the keynote speaker at the S.C. Education Association's Human and Civil Rights Awards luncheon.
The luncheon is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the S.C. Education Association's headquarters at 421 Zimalcrest Drive.
Sellers was among the 28 people injured during the "Orangeburg Massacre" in 1968, when S.C. State Troopers opened fire on S.C. State students protesting the segregation of a local bowling alley. Three people died. Sellers was later convicted of rioting and spent seven months in prison. Sellers received a full pardon from the state in 1993.
Sellers son, Bakari Sellers, is a Democratic state representative from Bamberg and a candidate for lieutenant governor.
About this blog
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.