Dr. Cleveland Sellers, president of Voorhees College in Denmark, S.C., delivered an address titled “A Voice from the Movement” at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Room 116 of the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors College Building.
An advocate for nonviolent social change, Sellers was the only person arrested at the “Orangeburg Massacre,” a violent clash between students and state police on the campus of South Carolina State University on Feb. 8, 1968, that left three dead and 27 other people wounded.
Sellers spent seven months behind bars on rioting charges while the white officers involved in the shooting were acquitted. He received an official pardon 25 years after his release.
Read more about Sellers and listen to a radio interview with him at http://mtsunews.com/sellers-on-the-record-feb14.