Some of South Carolina?s student activists from the 1960s and ?70s will join historians and lecturers from colleges around the South at a weekend conference on student activism beginning Friday at USC.
?Student Activism, Southern Style: Organizing and Protest in the 1960s and 1970s? will examine the impact of student protests and political activism at colleges throughout the South during the politically turbulent times.
The three-day conference will focus specifically on the Vietnam War, civil rights and women?s rights and will begin with registration and orientation at noon Friday at the Russell House, at Bull and Greene streets.
Highlights from the event will include panel discussions from such former student activists as Brett Bursey, Vicki Eslinger and Bob Zellner.
Writer Jack Bass will also screen and discuss the film ?Scarred Justice? about the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre at 9 p.m. Friday in Gambrell Hall, room 153.