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This is a photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing SCOPE volunteers at their orientation in Atlanta, GA, on June 15, 1965. The speech Dr. King delivered was entitled "Why Are You Here?"

SCOPE volunteer and an unidentified child napping in the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC).

The SCOPE Project was an initiative of the Southern…

SCOPE volunteers and friends eating dinner in the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC)

The SCOPE Project was an initiative of the Southern Christian…

Unidentified children on the back porch of the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC).

The SCOPE Project was an initiative of the Southern Christian…

SCOPE volunteer Sarah L. Oakes with two local children in the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC).

The SCOPE Project was an initiative of the Southern…

Orangeburg County Courthouse, 138 Docket Street, Orangeburg, SC.

On August 2, 1965, protesters refused to leave the courthouse after voter registration books had been closed for the day. Court was closing early to slow the pace of Black…

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).
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