In S. C. when he returned from the war, defending jews from hitler, in his uniform, he could not use a public toilet! February 12, 1946 – Isaac Woodard Jr., African American WWII veteran decorated for courage under fire during service in the Pacific, is beaten by South Carolina police until he’s blind. Just hours after his honorary discharge from the military, for wanting to use a public toilet. While covered up at first, his case soon became widely known and sparked national outrage.
Three African American students Samuel Ephesians Hammond Jr., 18, Delano Herman Middleton, 17 and Henry Ezekial Smith, 18 were killed by police on February 8, 1968. They were students at one of America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) South Carolina State University. Referred to as the Orangeburg Massacre. South Carolina Highway Patrol officers shot and killed protesters on campus on the evening of February 8, 1968.
A peaceful protest in Orangeburg, SC in 1968 by frustrated black college students, who were denied use of the community’s only bowling alley, led to the killings of three young black men. 27 others were injured — most shot in the back by the state police. The massive show of armed force against the black protesters was ordered by Governor Robert Evander McNair, a lifelong Democrat who died in 2007.
Sandra Bland of Texas, Kindra Chapman of Alabama, Joyce Curnell of South Carolina, Ralkina Jones of Ohio, Alexis McGovern of Missouri, and Raynetta Turner of New York (scroll down for photos) and now a teenage girl named Gynnya McMillen of Kentucky (shown above) are all African American women who were found “unresponsive” while in police custody. These deaths appear to be an alarming new trend. WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON ONCE THESE WOMEN ARE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY?
February 12, 1946 – African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.
Slave patrols (called patrollers, pattyrollers or paddy rollers by the slaves) were organized groups of three to six white men who enforced discipline upon black slaves during the antebellum U.S. southern states. They policed the slaves on the plantations and hunted down fugitive slaves. Patrols used summary punishment against escapees, which included maiming or killing them. Beginning in 1704 in South Carolina, slave patrols were established and the idea spread throughout the southern…