Complete with multiple perspectives, including that of the Vietnamese resistance, the anti war movement, and US servicemembers.
50th Anniversary Dates To Commemorate
Attorney Terence “Kayo” Hallinan died earlier this year. Fifty years ago, 17 Army prisoners accepted his free representation after the Presidio Mutiny.
Watch Jackson State University’s Margaret Walker Center and the Gibbs-Green 50th Commemoration Commission’s discussion, held via Zoom, on May 14th.
The violence 50 years ago wasn’t caused by anti-war student protest; it was another chapter in the long history of state violence against African Americans.
“We had had several nights of protests … every campus in this country was in an uproar about the war in Vietnam.”
“It’s possible that the campuses are really going to blow up after this speech,” noted President Nixon regarding his address on the US invasion of Cambodia.
The deadly episode stood for a bitterly divided era. Did we ever leave it? By Jill Lepore for the New Yorker Phillip...
The Kent State shootings marked the end of the 1960s, and the beginning of our era of political polarization. By Richard M. Perloff, professor at Cleveland State University.
The shootings at the Vietnam War protest was seen “as an indication that things in the U.S. — on and off campus — were spiraling out of control.” NBC News Report
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young released “Ohio” just days after the shooting at Kent State. It remains one of rock’s greatest protest songs.
By Michael Winship: “This was the sort of thing that happened in South American dictatorships—student protestors gunned down for speaking out against the government. Not here.”
Jon Oplinger was wounded in Vietnam and came home to pursue a doctorate in sociology at Kent State. This is his account of the massacre .
Posted by Mike Hastie on March 6, 2020: When I think of all the pictures I have taken at My Lai over the years, and...
The 2020 McCarthy Symposium, "Vietnam 1970: Homefront and Battlefront," an all day event that was to be hosted by The...