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Dedicated To The Proposition: Surviving Orangeburg [01.15.09]

Dr. Cleveland Sellers has risen through the ranks of academia and is now president of Voorhees College, a historically black school in his hometown of Denmark, S.C. But there was a time when Cleveland Sellers couldn’t even get a job. Cleveland was a prominent civil rights activist in the 1960s and was watched closely by law enforcement. When police opened fire on a group of students protesting segregation in Orangeburg, S.C., Cleveland was blamed and thrown in prison. Also in the show: The "Paul" of Peter, Paul and Mary.

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