When Cathelyn Quick of McColl saw what happened to George Floyd more than a week ago, she wanted to jump through the TV.
Seeing the various protests across the country about Floyd’s death brought back memories for Quick.
In 1968, she marched in the Orangeburg Massacre, a civil rights protest at South Carolina State College (now University) that turned deadly.
“We wanted to go bowling and they wouldn’t allow us to go bowling so we started marching,” Quick said.
The Orangeburg massacre refers to the shooting of protesters by police in the campus of S.C. State on Feb. 8, 1968. Students were protesting against segregation at a local bowling alley. Three of the protesters, African-American males, were killed and twenty-seven other protesters were injured.