Cleveland Sellers Jr. receives his Eagle Scout award after qualifying for it 45 years ago. A Court of Honor ceremony was held at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbiaon Monday. Sellers, 63, who used the event to urge churches and communities to start and support Scouts, was wounded in February 1968 in what came to be called the "Orangeburg Massacre" and was indicted for his alleged part in a raucous civil rights protest in downtown Orangeburg two nights earlier. He served seven months in prison but later was pardoned. Three unarmed students were killed and 27 wounded by state troopers firing into a crowd of students on the grounds of S.C. State in Orangeburg.
Cleveland Sellers Jr. receives his Eagle Scout award after qualifying for it 45 years ago. A Court of Honor ceremony was held at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbiaon Monday. Sellers, 63, who used the event to urge churches and communities to start and support Scouts, was wounded in February 1968 in what came to be called the "Orangeburg Massacre" and was indicted for his alleged part in a raucous civil rights protest in downtown Orangeburg two nights earlier. He served seven months in prison but later was pardoned. Three unarmed students were killed and 27 wounded by state troopers firing into a crowd of students on the grounds of S.C. State in Orangeburg.
Cleveland Sellers Jr. receives his Eagle Scout award after qualifying for it 45 years ago. A Court of Honor ceremony was held at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbiaon Monday. Sellers, 63, who used the event to urge churches and communities to start and support Scouts, was wounded in February 1968 in what came to be called the "Orangeburg Massacre" and was indicted for his alleged part in a raucous civil rights protest in downtown Orangeburg two nights earlier. He served seven months in prison but later was pardoned. Three unarmed students were killed and 27 wounded by state troopers firing into a crowd of students on the grounds of S.C. State in Orangeburg.

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