As Vietnam War imagery goes, Kent State is up there with the self-immolating monk and children running from a napalm strike. The picture of Mary Ann Vecchio, standing over the body of Jeffrey Miller who, along with three others, had been shot and killed by Ohio National Guardsman in 1970 during a protest over the war, marks a notable example of the growing divide in the United States over the country’s involvement in Vietnam. Tonight we’ll briefly examine the events that led to the shootings, and compare it to protests going on today.
— References —
– Nixon, Myth of the 20th Century (2016) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/nixon/
– Rambo: First Blood, Myth of the 20th Century (2017) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/rambo-first-blood/
– Hanoi’s War – Vietnam and the Struggle for Independence, Myth of the 20th Century (2018) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/hanois-war-vietnam-and-the-struggle-for-independence/
– Gallup Vault: 1969 College Students’ Resistance to Vietnam, Saad (2018) – https://news.gallup.com/vault/230501/gallup-vault-1969-college-students-resistance-vietnam.aspx
– Kill Anything that Moves – My Lai and the Vietnam Death Squads, Myth of the 20th Century (2019) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/kill-anything-that-moves-my-lai-and-the-vietnam-death-squads/
– Red Army Faction – Der Baader Meinhof Komplex, Myth of the 20th Century (2021) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2021/05/23/red-army-faction-der-baader-meinhof-komplex/