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Sun May 3, 2020, 05:39 AM

Kent State shootings: Iconic image stokes anti-war sentiment across US (GRAPHIC WARNING)

The first display you see upon entering Gallery I at the May 4 Visitors Center at Kent State University expresses a concept initially advanced by famed playwright Arthur Miller.

“May 4, 1970, was the day the war came home.”

And nothing brought the Vietnam War home more dramatically than a photograph taken that day by a Kent State photojournalism major.

You probably already know which photo we’re talking about: Young Mary Ann Vecchio kneeling next to the dead body of student Jeffrey Miller, her hands turned upward in despair, a look of horror on her face.

It was the face that launched a thousand protests.

Read more: https://stories.usatodaynetwork.com/kentstate50yearslater/kent-state-shooting-photos-mary-ann-vecchio-impacts-nation/site/cantonrep.com/


Teenager Mary Ann Vecchio screams as she kneels over the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller who had been shot during an anti-war demonstration on the university campus on May 4, 1970. The protests, initially over the US invasion of Cambodia, resulted in the deaths of four protesters, including Miller, and the injuries of nine others after the National Guard opened fire on students. A cropped version of this image won the Pulitzer-prize.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 05:43 AM

1. A friend of mine in college did an entire course - an independent study - on the Kent State tragedy

It really defined a generation.

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Sun May 3, 2020, 08:05 AM

2. My sister graduated from KSU in 1968. I was at Ohio State when this

happened.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 08:07 AM

3. So Tragic. So. Fucking. Unnecessary!

--- --- --- . . . .for the dead...


--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- . . . . for the wounded


--- --- . . . .for our nation's soul.

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