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February 16, 1968
Following the slaying of three African Americans by police in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Black Student Movement staged a march and rally at the Franklin Street post office.
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February 19, 1968
The United States Fourth Circuit Court ruled against the Speaker Ban Law, which denied speaking privileges on state-supported campuses to any person who was a Communist Party member, advocated the overthrow of the United States government, or had pleaded the Fifth Amendment in regards to Communist activities.
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