Tagged: Kent State University

Reagan Has A Word About Kent State – May 5, 1970 6

Reagan Has A Word About Kent State – May 5, 1970

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Governor Reagan Announcement of School closings – May 5, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. As reverberations continued to be felt around the country, the day after the shootings at Kent State on May 5th 1970,...

The Spring Of Discontent – May 1970 0

The Spring Of Discontent – May 1970

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Discussion on Protests – May 12, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 45 years ago, May of 1970 was a month of upheaval, triggered by the events of expansion of the War in Vietnam to include...

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Kent State – The Day America Killed Its Young – May 4, 1970

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – May 4, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Many have said the events outside the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago started the shift in national opinion of the War in Vietnam. The...

The Killing Of ‘Bums’ – May 4, 1970 0

The Killing Of ‘Bums’ – May 4, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – May 4, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Days earlier, on May 1st 1970, President Nixon was asked about the wave of Campus protests to the American excursion into Cambodia. Referring to the students protesting as “bums”,...

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Killing Season 1970 – Kent State – May 4, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Hard to imagine 43 years ago the conversation regarding the Vietnam War took an abrupt turn – but the abrupt turn was in a violent way. Prior to this, the Anti-War movement had been largely peaceful, and growing in numbers....

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Who Am I? What Am I Doing? Where Am I Going? – The American Scene: 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Second Sunday – The American Scene – A Re- Assessment – 1971 No getting around it, the 70s were something of a mess. Recovering from the massive hangover of the 60s – the Woodstock generation running smack into the Altamont generation. Vietnam...