Rep. Cunningham Statement on the 51st Anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre

February 8, 2019
Press Release

To mark the 51st Anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre, Congressman Joe Cunningham released the following statement:

“Today we honor the lives of Samuel Hammond, Delano Middleton, and Henry Smith, three young men who were senselessly killed in the fight for civil rights and desegregation. These three men, and the twenty-eight who were injured alongside them, fought to create a better, more equal South Carolina, and they paid the ultimate price. Today and every day we honor their legacy and sacrifice, and commit ourselves towards creating a more just future.”