National Student Strike and theKillings at Kent State, Jackson State& the Chicano Moratorium
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In May 1970, millions of students from at least 884 colleges and high schools took part in the largest national student strike in U.S. history to protest President Nixon’s expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia, the killings of students at two universities, and as a call to reorder our nation’s priorities.Four white students were shot and killed during antiwar protests at Kent State University on May 4. Two black students were shot to death at Jackson State University on May 15 protesting racism. Later, on August 29, four Latino demonstrators were killed during the Chicano Moratorium antiwar action in Los Angeles.Join us May 9 to commemorate these events, honor their victims, and reflect on the implications for today.
Alan CanforaOne of the surviving nine wounded students at Kent StateGailya PorterSurvivor of the Jackson State killings
Guadalupe Cardona & Jorge H. RodriquezCo-chairs of the 50th Chicano Moratorium Planning Committee
An organizer of the 1970 strike that shut down Williams CollegeFrank JoyceA peace activist who learned of the Kent State shootings while visiting a village in North Vietnam that was bombed by the US
Amanda MillerCreated a map of the National Student Strike while a student at the University of Washington
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