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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: In May of 1970 the United States and South Vietnam invaded Cambodia. The same month four students were killed by Ohio National Guardsmen during an anti-war protest at Kent State University. These two events sparked massive protests on college and university campuses across the United States. Students and teachers at the University of Massachusetts organized a "'massive withdrawal' of funds from local banks in a drive to 'stop war dollars.'" A spokesman for the protesters, Dr. Gerald Gruman told the associated press that, "We figure for every dollar withdrawn about $5 will be removed from war resources." Elsewhere in New England, students held sit-ins at Selective Service Centers. Students and teachers on other campuses voted to suspend classes so that students could help with political campaigns. These were all parts of a nationwide "strike" to end the war that occurred on college campuses.

 

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"War Protest Keeps New England College Campuses in Ferment" article in The Greenfield Recorder newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder
date   May 12, 1970
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   5.25"
height   6.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L06.044


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See Also...

"Communication Trouble" editorial in The Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

"UM Students Protest Move Into Cambodia" article in The Greenfield Recorder newspaper

"Students Trying to Convert Congressmen" article in The Greenfield Recorder newspaper


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