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Civil Rights History Project: Cleveland Sellers
Civil Rights History Project: Cleveland Sellers
Published: 2014/09/11
Channel: LibraryOfCongress
Dr. Cleveland Sellers on Civil Rights and Segregation Etiquette - Orangeburg, SC
Dr. Cleveland Sellers on Civil Rights and Segregation Etiquette - Orangeburg, SC
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Times and Democrat
SNCC and Cleveland Sellers
SNCC and Cleveland Sellers
Published: 2010/11/22
Channel: MaineVideoActivists
Exclusive Interview w/ Dr. Cleveland Sellers, Jr.
Exclusive Interview w/ Dr. Cleveland Sellers, Jr.
Published: 2016/02/18
Channel: Alpha Media
Dr. Cleveland Sellers reflects on "Orangeburg Massacre"
Dr. Cleveland Sellers reflects on "Orangeburg Massacre"
Published: 2014/02/18
Channel: mtsunews
Cleveland Sellers on civil rights activists of the 1960s
Cleveland Sellers on civil rights activists of the 1960s
Published: 2010/01/04
Channel: Liz McCarthy
Dr. Cleveland Sellers Discusses Ramifications of Orangeburg Massacre
Dr. Cleveland Sellers Discusses Ramifications of Orangeburg Massacre
Published: 2014/02/19
Channel: msnewsie
Dr. Cleveland Sellers and Rep. Bakari Sellers at S.C. State
Dr. Cleveland Sellers and Rep. Bakari Sellers at S.C. State
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: Times and Democrat
WIS Awareness 02/14/16
WIS Awareness 02/14/16
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: msnewsie
Cleveland Park Real Estate: Learn How to Sell Your Home in Half an Hour
Cleveland Park Real Estate: Learn How to Sell Your Home in Half an Hour
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: Marjorie Dick Stuart Real Estate
VIDEO: Civil Rights Activist Cleveland Sellers Steps Down
VIDEO: Civil Rights Activist Cleveland Sellers Steps Down
Published: 2015/09/17
Channel: The State Newspaper
Cleveland Sellers - Civil Rights Activist
Cleveland Sellers - Civil Rights Activist
Published: 2010/06/21
Channel: Sean Junkins
WIS Awareness 02/23/14
WIS Awareness 02/23/14
Published: 2014/02/23
Channel: msnewsie
CNN The Lead: Van Jones, Bakari Sellers and Rev. Jesse Jackson in Charleston
CNN The Lead: Van Jones, Bakari Sellers and Rev. Jesse Jackson in Charleston
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: Rebuild The Dream
"Keep On Moving": The Untold Legacy of Dr.Cleveland Sellers
"Keep On Moving": The Untold Legacy of Dr.Cleveland Sellers
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: Ke'Von Singleton
Cleveland LGBT Heritage Day Award Recipient Jes Sellers
Cleveland LGBT Heritage Day Award Recipient Jes Sellers
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: George Honaker
Cleveland Tournament 2012 Individuals Faghani [DC] vs Sellers [CKKC].mkv
Cleveland Tournament 2012 Individuals Faghani [DC] vs Sellers [CKKC].mkv
Published: 2012/04/05
Channel: RutgersKendo
MyFox Cleveland Radio Personality Kym Sellers Talks to Fox 8 About MS
MyFox Cleveland Radio Personality Kym Sellers Talks to Fox 8 About MS
Published: 2009/03/20
Channel: BalancedGrowth
ATV, dirt bike sellers handed fake money
ATV, dirt bike sellers handed fake money
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: News 5 Cleveland
Tyler- Introduction of Dr. Cleveland Sellers Jr. Civil Rights Activist
Tyler- Introduction of Dr. Cleveland Sellers Jr. Civil Rights Activist
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: Bella Beauty0518
A coronation greeting from Voorhees College President, Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr.
A coronation greeting from Voorhees College President, Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr.
Published: 2012/09/21
Channel: VoorheesCollege1897
Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. accepts the 2010 Travelstead Award for Courage in Education
Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. accepts the 2010 Travelstead Award for Courage in Education
Published: 2013/10/08
Channel: museumofed
Keynote Speaker: Bakari Sellers • Presented By • Speakers com • Purpose
Keynote Speaker: Bakari Sellers • Presented By • Speakers com • Purpose
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: Speakers.com
Cleveland Park Real Estate: Escalation Clauses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Cleveland Park Real Estate: Escalation Clauses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Marjorie Dick Stuart Real Estate
SNCC (Carmichael & Sellers) on the Day After MLK was shot
SNCC (Carmichael & Sellers) on the Day After MLK was shot
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: thepostarchive
Rep. Bakari Sellers reflects on The Orangeburg Massacre
Rep. Bakari Sellers reflects on The Orangeburg Massacre
Published: 2014/02/07
Channel: Frank Beacham
Passing on the Legacy of March on Washington
Passing on the Legacy of March on Washington
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Purpose is Power - Bakari Sellers
Purpose is Power - Bakari Sellers
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: APB Speakers
The Legend of The Shot (Michael Jordan)
The Legend of The Shot (Michael Jordan)
Published: 2008/02/11
Channel: medestinier
Voorhees Groundbreaking
Voorhees Groundbreaking
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: Times and Democrat
Cleveland Park Real Estate: “Sleep on It,” and Wake Up to a Nightmare Not a Dream Home!
Cleveland Park Real Estate: “Sleep on It,” and Wake Up to a Nightmare Not a Dream Home!
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: Marjorie Dick Stuart Real Estate
Lt. Robert Sellers on State Highway Patrol Trooper Velez pt 4
Lt. Robert Sellers on State Highway Patrol Trooper Velez pt 4
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: News 5 Cleveland
WIS Awareness 10/19/14
WIS Awareness 10/19/14
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: msnewsie
Orangeburg Massacre commemoration 2016
Orangeburg Massacre commemoration 2016
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Times and Democrat
Keynote Speaker: Bakari Sellers Presented By • Speakers.com • Democratic National Convention
Keynote Speaker: Bakari Sellers Presented By • Speakers.com • Democratic National Convention
Published: 2017/01/05
Channel: Speakers.com
HIP Day- The Orangeburg Massacre
HIP Day- The Orangeburg Massacre
Published: 2010/06/20
Channel: eddiestine
"Race Relations and the Role of the Church: Then and Now.”
"Race Relations and the Role of the Church: Then and Now.”
Published: 2017/01/29
Channel: Times and Democrat
Leadership Development: Morehouse College - Bakari Sellers
Leadership Development: Morehouse College - Bakari Sellers
Published: 2014/06/09
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
The Civil Rights Movement Was About God: The Power of Religious Ideas (1999)
The Civil Rights Movement Was About God: The Power of Religious Ideas (1999)
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: Way Back
Cleveland Park Real Estate: The summer real estate market is hot
Cleveland Park Real Estate: The summer real estate market is hot
Published: 2016/07/29
Channel: Marjorie Dick Stuart Real Estate
Bomb Robots Will Convene at Republican National Convention in Cleveland
Bomb Robots Will Convene at Republican National Convention in Cleveland
Published: 2016/07/13
Channel: Mary Greeley
GREAT 28: Bakari Sellers Put His Whole Heart In Civic Duty
GREAT 28: Bakari Sellers Put His Whole Heart In Civic Duty
Published: 2017/02/18
Channel: BETNetworks
Bakari Sellers - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Bakari Sellers - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Published: 2014/08/18
Channel: Lauren Robirds
Cleveland Park Real Estate: Market Update
Cleveland Park Real Estate: Market Update
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: Marjorie Dick Stuart Real Estate
40 years ago, the Orangeburg Massacre-1/2
40 years ago, the Orangeburg Massacre-1/2
Published: 2008/04/04
Channel: Donovon Ceaser
Cleveland Park Real Estate: Why Home Staging Works for Home Sellers
Cleveland Park Real Estate: Why Home Staging Works for Home Sellers
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Marjorie Dick Stuart Real Estate
Cleveland Realtor - Cleveland Real Estate agent
Cleveland Realtor - Cleveland Real Estate agent
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Curtis Nigh
40 years ago, the Orangeburg Massacre-2/2
40 years ago, the Orangeburg Massacre-2/2
Published: 2008/04/05
Channel: Donovon Ceaser
Avery Research Center Black Power Conference Plenary Panel: State of the Field - Part I
Avery Research Center Black Power Conference Plenary Panel: State of the Field - Part I
Published: 2012/10/21
Channel: AveryResearchLive
Civil Conversation with Bakari Sellers, a Hillary Supporter
Civil Conversation with Bakari Sellers, a Hillary Supporter
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: The Benjamin Dixon Show
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Cleveland Sellers
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Born (1944-11-08) November 8, 1944 (age 72)
Denmark, South Carolina, USA
Movement Civil Rights Movement
Spouse(s) Gwen

Cleveland Sellers, Jr. (born November 8, 1944) is an American educator and veteran civil rights activist.

During the Civil Rights Movement, Sellers helped lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He was the only person convicted and jailed for events at the Orangeburg Massacre, a 1968 civil rights protest in which three students were killed by state troopers. Sellers' conviction and the acquittal of the other nine defendants was believed to be motivated by racism, and Sellers received a full pardon 25 years after the incident.

Sellers is the former Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. He served as president of Voorhees College, a historically black college in South Carolina, from 2008 to 2015.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sellers was born in Denmark, South Carolina, to Cleveland Sellers (Sr.) and Pauline Sellers.[2] He began attending the Voorhees School when he was 3 and served as its mascot. He attended Voorhees from ninth through 12th grades, graduating in 1962.[3] During his boyhood, Sellers joined the Boy Scouts of America and attended the 1960 National Scout jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Although Sellers completed the requirements necessary to become an Eagle Scout, "his paperwork was lost" and he was not formally recognized with the honor until December 3, 2007, at 64 years of age, more than four decades after it was earned.[4][5] Sellers was presented with a historically correct Eagle Scout medal that would have been awarded in the 1960s at a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the 2010 Centennial National Scout Jamboree.

In 1960, in response to the Greensboro sit-ins, Sellers organized a sit-in protest at a Denmark, South Carolina lunch counter. At the age of 15, he was active for the first time with the Civil Rights Movement.[6]

Civil rights activism[edit]

In 1962 Sellers enrolled in Howard University. After the 1960 protest, Sellers' father had forbidden his son's jeopardizing himself by becoming an activist.[7] However, during his sophomore year, Sellers became involved with SNCC.[6] He worked on voter registration drives in Mississippi, and was the director of the Holly Springs[permanent dead link] COFO office during Mississippi Freedom Summer. A significant amount of material on this period may be found in the Mississippi Digital Library. In 1965 he became the program director of SNCC.[6] In the summer of 1966, when Sellers heard of the attempted murder of James Meredith, he joined other civil rights campaigners, including SCLC's Martin Luther King, SNCC's Stokely Carmichael and Floyd McKissick in the march across Mississippi.[6][7][8]

After the march, Sellers was with Carmichael when the term “black power” was first used. He was also one of the first members of SNCC to refuse to be drafted into the U.S. military as a protest against the Vietnam War.[6] The leadership of SNCC thought that the Johnson Administration was trying to silence SNCC by drafting its leadership.[9] Sellers graduated from Howard in 1967. After graduation, he returned to South Carolina.[10]

Orangeburg Massacre[edit]

On February 8, 1968, approximately 200 protesters gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University (in the city of Orangeburg) to protest the segregation of the All Star Bowling Lane. Now called All-Star Triangle Bowl, it was a bowling alley on Russell Street, owned by local businessman Harry K. Floyd.[9] Police officers panicked when they thought they were being attacked and fired into the crowd, killing three young men: Samuel Hammond, all-state basketball player Delano Middleton, and Henry Smith, and wounding 27 others.[9]

Then Governor Robert Evander McNair blamed "outside Black Power agitators", but subsequent investigations showed this allegation was without basis.[9]

The ensuing trial, billed as the first federal trial of police officers for using excessive force at a campus protest, led to the acquittal of all nine defendants. Sellers was the only individual imprisoned as a result of the incident. He served seven months in prison after a conviction for inciting to riot.[11]

During his imprisonment he wrote his autobiography, The River of No Return, chronicling his involvement with the civil rights movement.[6] Sellers received a full pardon 25 years after his conviction, but he chose not to have his record expunged, keeping it as a "badge of honor."[12]

Later life[edit]

After his release from prison, Sellers earned a Master's degree in education from Harvard University in 1970.[9] He ran unsuccessfully for office in Greensboro, North Carolina while aiding the 1984 presidential campaign of Reverend Jesse Jackson. Sellers earned his Ed.D. in History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1987.[6][13]

He served as Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina.[6] His scholarly interests include recording the history of protest tradition, civil rights history, and the experiences of Africans in the Diaspora. He focuses on the oral history of African Americans who shaped the history of South Carolina, including cultural groupings and the languages of Gullah, Creole, and Geechee. He also has studied the survival experiences of African Americans, sometimes recorded in folklore but often unrecorded.[13]

In 2008, Sellers was selected as president of Voorhees College (Denmark, South Carolina), where he graduated from high school.

Family[edit]

Sellers has two sons and a daughter.

His youngest son is former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari T. Sellers (born September 18, 1984). At the age of 22, B. T. Sellers was one of the youngest state lawmakers in the United States when he was first elected in November 2006.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cope, Cassie (17 September 2015). "Civil-rights activist stepping down from Voorhees College". The State. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  2. ^ Charles Marsh, God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights, Princeton University Press.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Goggins, Katrina A. (November 2007). "Ex-Black Militant Becomes Eagle Scout". The San Francisco Chronicle. Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 27, 2007. Retrieved November 26, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Cleveland Sellers, 64, Earns Eagle Scout Award". National Public Radio. December 2008. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Sellers, Cleveland (1944- ) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed
  7. ^ a b "Civil Rights Activist Cleveland Sellers to Deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation". Depauw University. 1999. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  8. ^ American Experience | Eyes on the Prize | Profiles | PBS
  9. ^ a b c d e Jack Bass and Jack Nelson, The Orangeburg Massacre Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine., Mercer University Press, 248 pages. Second edition 2003. ISBN 0-86554-552-9.
  10. ^ Cleveland Sellers, The River of No Return, New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1973.
  11. ^ Mark Z. Barabak, "Race is onstage in South Carolina debate", Los Angeles Times, April 26, 2007.
  12. ^ a b University of South Carolina - Spotlight: Students
  13. ^ a b Cleveland Sellers faculty page. Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.

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