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CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 27 - On Saturday, March 7, 1998, The Citadel will host the South Carolina Historical Association's annual meeting. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. in Mark Clark Hall with the first session beginning at 9:00 a.m. There will be twelve panels ranging in topics on South Carolina history, U.S. history, and some European history.

Ralph Muldrow, director of the Program for Historical Preservation and Community Planning at the College of Charleston, will give a lecture at the luncheon entitled, "Tip of the Iceberg: The Charleston Mansion and its Plantation Underpinnings."

Among the highlights being offered this year is a panel discussion, "Incident in Orangeburg: Its Meaning Thirty Years Later." The panel will include several people active in the 1968 racial confrontation in what would become a key moment in the history of civil rights in South Carolina when members of the highway patrol fired on a student protest on an Orangeburg campus, killing three and injuring 27. Dr. N. Maceo Nance, President Emeritus, South Carolina State University; the Honorable Matthew Perry, Federal District Judge and noted civil rights attorney; Dr. Cleveland Sellers, University of South Carolina History Professor; and Professor Jack Bass of the University of Mississippi and author of the book The Orangeburg Massacre will be participating.

For more information, contact Dr. William S. Brockington at 803-641-3223 ( or contact Dr. Katherine Grenier at The Citadel at 803-953-5073 (



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