ORANGEBURG OUT OF THE PAST

Cleveland Sellers and his son Bakari were in the national spotlight this past week amid the observance of the 50th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre. Beyond 1968, Dr. Cleveland Sellers went on to a career culminating in the presidency of Voorhees College in Denmark. Bakari Sellers became the youngest-ever state representative at 22 in 2006 and is today a Columbia attorney and political commentator for CNN. Here, Cleveland and Bakari Sellers are pictured at the first King Day at the Dome rally in Columbia. The photo is from Orangeburg photographer Cecil Williams’ book, “Orangeburg 1968: A Place and Time Remembered.” 

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