Name on Orangeburg Massacre monument finally fixed

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A monument honoring three South Carolina State University students killed in a 1968 civil rights protest has been corrected after more than 40 years.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg crews came to the monument Friday and fixed the middle initial in Delano H. Middleton's name. He had been listed as Delano B. Middleton since the monument was put up in 1969.

A friend of Middleton's noticed the mistake this year. Middleton's family isn't sure how the mistake happened. One theory is the wrong initial was pulled from Middleton's nickname, "Bump."

Worth Monuments paid for the repairs, saying it was the right thing to do.

Middleton and two other students were shot by state troopers during a February 1968 campus protest that became known as the Orangeburg Massacre.

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