All Star Bowling

All Star Bowling or All Star Triangle Bowling was the starting point of the Orangeburg Massacre. Owner Harry K. Floyd refused to integrate his bowling alley, claiming it was exempt from federal law. On the evening of Monday, February 5, 1968, several black students marched to All Star as part of an organized protest. After state police office was hit in the face, another officer fired a shot into the air, allegedly as a warning to the protesters, which triggered nine other officers to fire their weapons into the crowd. As a result, three students were fatally shot, while 28 others were hit while fleeing the scene. Delano Middleton, Henry Smith, and Samuel Hammond were killed.

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