By Jim Morrill
On that cold February night, hundreds of students from South Carolina State University had gathered on campus for a third night of protests in the small town of Orangeburg.
Facing them were dozens of S.C. highway patrolmen backed by National Guard troops.
Sophomore Carolyn Lloyd was moving toward the front of the tense crowd when she heard the shots.
“It lit up the area just as if it were daylight,” recalls Lloyd, who began running and screaming in the ensuing chaos.
Senior Thomas Kennerly first thought they were warning shots. Then he heard the screams.
Source: The Charlotte Observer