Today in 1968: Three black students are killed and 50 wounded in a confrontation with highway patrolmen at a South Carolina State rally supporting arrested civil rights protesters.
Orangeburg’s only bowling alley, the All Star, was still segregated years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had outlawed discrimination based on race in such public accommodations. On the previous two days, college students had entered the bowling alley, refusing to leave after they were not allowed to bowl.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
VSA Wisconsin, the state organization on arts and disability, is hosting a Beat the Winter Blues party tonight from 5 to 7:30 pm. Listen to music by Andy Ewen and Doug DeRosa of Honor Among Thieves. Sample culinary delights from Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace. Beer from One Barrel Brewing Company will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by The Alexander Company. This is at 1709 Aberg Avenue. For info, call Kathy at 241-2131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, Madison Public Library is offering free tax filing for individuals, courtesy of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA. VITA will be at the Hawthorne Branch of Madison Public Library, 2707 East Washington Avenue on the following Saturdays: January 26th, February 9th and 23rd, March 9th and 23rd, and April 6th, from 9am to 1pm. Appointments are 20 to 30 minutes. If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present. Call the Central Library reference desk at 266-6350 to schedule an appointment or for questions.