Massacre

Here are a few of many massacres in U.S. history and worldwide. Some of these are referred to in textbooks as “race riots” — however massacre is more accurate. There are countless more that could be added to this list, including the massacre in Bowling Green, NY in 1643.

Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968

Film. Produced by Judy Richardson and Bestor Cram. 2009. 57 minutes.
A documentary film that brings to light the story of the attack by state police on a demonstration in Orangeburg, South Carolina -- leaving three students killed and 28 injured.
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Nov. 29, 1864: Sand Creek Massacre

A Colorado Cavalry unit, on orders from Colorado's governor and ignoring a surrender flag, brutally attacked Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. White abolitionist Silas Soule was assassinated for reporting on the event.
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