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May 14, 2010

2010.05.14: Jackson State killiings, 40 years ago today

From:  Terry, Stephen
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 9:20 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Jackson State killiings, 40 years ago today

Lest we forget . . .

40 years ago today, a week and a half after the Kent State killings, two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi were killed and scores of others injured when police opened fire on the students’ peaceful protest of the Vietnam War.

The press gave the Kent State atrocity enormous coverage, but largely ignored Jackson State.

 

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