In 1968, the only bowling alley in Orangeburg, SC was the All Star Bowling Lanes. Although most businesses in Orangeburg were integrated, the owner of All Star Bowling Lanes refused to let African Americans enter. On February 6, 1968 a group of African American students from nearby colleges went to the bowling alley and refused to leave. On February 7, another group of students did the same thing leading to the arrest of 15 people. On February 8, over 300 African American students showed up at the All Star Bowling Lanes and refused to leave. They were met there by over 100 local, county, and state law enforcement officials. The students were beaten badly when they tried to enter the building. This violent event is said to have played a major role in the Orangeburg Massacre which took place on the campus of South Carolina State College. The former All Star Bowling Lanes became the All Star Triangle Bowl. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. In 2007, the bowling alley closed due to financial difficulties. It remains on the registery as a historic place.