Wednesday, May 6, 2015

All His Parents' Love and Devotion

President Nixon's decision to invade Cambodia, announced on April 30, 1970, sparked immediate and widespread opposition across the country and in Congress. Students at many campuses engaged in demonstrations opposing the widening of the war.

On May 4, 1970, National Guard troops opened fire on distant students on the campus of Kent State University. Four students were killed; nine more were wounded. The poster shown here, from the Thomas W. Benson Political Protest Collection at Penn State uses a photograph taken by a student photojournalist that day as part of a poster appealing for citizen action for peace.

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