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South Carolina State University

 
 
South Carolina State University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2009
1. South Carolina State University Marker
Inscription. (Marker Front):
S.C. State University was founded in 1896 as the Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricultural & Mechanical College of S.C. with its origins in the Morrill Land Grants Acts of 1862 and 1890 providing for land-grant colleges. Intended "for the best education of the hand, head, and heart of South Carolina's young manhood and womanhood of the Negro race," it became S.C. State College in 1954 and S.C. State University in 1992.

(Marker Reverse):
South Carolina State has been called "at least symbolically, the most important educational institution in black Carolina since its founding." Students were also active in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, taking part in sit-ins, the Orangeburg Movement of 1963-64 seeking desegregation of downtown businesses, and the Orangeburg Massacre in 1968.
 
Erected 1997 by South Carolina State University. (Marker Number 38-25.)
 
Location. 33° 29.728′ N, 80° 51.318′ W. Marker is in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Magnolia Street (U.S. 601) and Geathers Street, on the right when traveling north on Magnolia Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orangeburg SC 29117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
South Carolina State University Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2009
2. South Carolina State University Marker, reverse side
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Orangeburg Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Claflin College (about 700 feet away); Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and Graveyard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of the Redeemer (approx. mile away); Judge Glover's Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Court House Square (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orangeburg Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Orangeburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service - South Carolina State College. Historic District (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Knowing who I am: a Black entrepreneur's struggle and success in the American South. By Earl M. Middleton, Joy W. Barnes, Pages 91-100 Orangeburg Movement- (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
South Carolina State University Marker, looking north image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2009
3. South Carolina State University Marker, looking north
South Carolina State University Marker reverse side at M. Maceo Nance, Jr. Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2009
4. South Carolina State University Marker reverse side at M. Maceo Nance, Jr. Boulevard
South Carolina State University Marker, seen along Magnolia Street (US 601, US 21) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2009
5. South Carolina State University Marker, seen along Magnolia Street (US 601, US 21)
Entrance to the school along Magnolia Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,355 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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