Following the killing of four and the wounding of nine students at
- May 4 -- President Nixon describes
shootings as unfortunate and calls for protection of the right to peaceful dissent. Kent State
- May 4 -- Presidents of 37 colleges and universities warn Nixon that the nation’s youth are being alienated by war policies.
- May 5 -- Students at Stanford and
begin strikes to protest Nixon’s war policies. Universityof Maryland
- May 5 -- At a White House meeting, President Nixon tells 28 senators and 72 representatives that
troops will be pulled out of U.S. in three to seven weeks. Cambodia
- May 5 --
faculty vote for a two-week recess prior to the November elections to permit students to work for antiwar congressional candidates. Princeton University
- May 6 -- California Governor Ronald Reagan orders 27 state colleges and universities closed until May 10 in an effort to cool student tempers.
Just yesterday in yoga class a fellow student said to me, “People think the 60s were turbulent. But it’s really what happened right after the 60s that was turbulent.”
My fellow yoga student was right. The 60s get all the “claim to fame,” but the Vietnam War did not end on
The anti-war protest at the Democratic National Convention in
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