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South Carolina State Troopers arresting SCOPE volunteers, August 2, 1965.

Protesters refused to leave the Orangeburg County Courthouse after voter registration books had been closed for the day. Court was closing early to slow the pace of black…

Orangeburg County Courthouse, hearing for arrests related to August 2 sit-in. Sentences of 30 days in jail or fines of $50 were meted out to each of the 35 demonstrators found guilty of disorderly conduct. Among those in back row: Al Szymanski…

SCOPE volunteer Robert Brumbaugh after arrest at sit-in at Orangeburg County Courthouse, August 2, 1965. He had practiced non-violent resistance and was dragged by police.

Earl Coblyn (standing), NAACP civil rights attorney who was living in Orangeburg and who acted as a community liaison to the SCOPE volunteers. Al Szymanski is sitting on ledge (with glasses).

Local community gathering at the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC).

Mathew Perry (with glasses), NAACP attorney that represented SCOPE volunteers for sit-in arrests. Unidentified man to right. Back of head with blond hair is Moshe "Mickey" Shur.

Old jailhouse in Orangeburg, SC. Built in 1857, this was the town's active jail until the 1980s (still standing at 44 St. John Street, Orangeburg, SC).

SCOPE volunteer Marie Guillemin's birthday party at 746 Amelia Street. Pictured from left: Daui Schauman (in light blue dress), Marie Guillemin (blue shirt), Sarah Oakes (blond hair), Barbara Rothkrug (white shirt), Al Szymanski (glasses), Dean…

This photograph was taken when Martin Luther King Jr. came to Orangeburg, South Carolina to speak to SCOPE volunteers conducting voter drives in the area. King is on the left, Moshe Shur in the middle and Peter Geffen is on the right.
King signed…
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