SC State will fix Orangeburg Massacre marker

Delano Middleton
Delano Middleton

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - The family of 1 of 3 South Carolina State University students killed in a shooting known as the Orangeburg Massacre is trying to fix a mistake in his name on a marker honoring the three men.

The campus marker has the wrong middle initial for Delano H. Middleton. It lists him as Delano B. Middleton instead.

The family isn't sure how the mistake happened. One theory is the wrong initial was pulled from Middleton's nickname, "Bump."

Interim University President Cynthia Warrick says the school is now aware of the mistake on the monument erected in 1969 and plans to fix it.

Middleton and two other students were shot and killed by state troopers during a February 1968 campus civil rights protest.

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