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By Sandra Gurvis

What occurred to the Vietnam protesters and civil rights activists? the place did their idealism lead them? And what do they suppose they've got contributed to the nation's political debate? solutions to those and plenty of different questions are available within the first-hand narratives, heritage, and images of the place Have all of the Flower teenagers long gone? Chapters learn such points because the origins of the coed protest circulate and the conservative backlash in addition to the fates of draft evaders, expatriates, and conscientious objectors. Respondents discover the clash among a few of the generations over Vietnam, Iraq, and different matters. What occurred to the kids of the Nineteen Sixties, and the way do they reconcile their pasts with the current? Gurvis examines little-known features of the Sixties akin to an rebellion at Colorado country and coffeehouses that helped squaddies shape critiques approximately Vietnam. the place Have the entire Flower childrens long past? places a modern face at the Age of Aquarius. Gurvis interviews such officers as Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) and such high-profile former radicals as Bernadine Dohrn. The publication additionally offers one of many final interviews with the past due Ossie Davis. the main and minor avid gamers of Kent nation and Jackson kingdom, the place scholars and others perished by the hands of squaddies, weigh in in addition to do the generations previous and succeeding the newborn Boomers. Sandra Gurvis is a contract author dwelling in Columbus, Ohio. She has written for varied magazines and is the writer of ten books, together with the unconventional The Pipe Dreamers.

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After you’ve seen life and death, choosing whether or not to buy a Porsche or losing a job seem like minor issues. John Filo Now the manager of photo operations at CBS, John Filo had the fortune (or perhaps the misfortune) of capturing what’s known as the “Vietnam Pieta,” the image of fourteen-year-old runaway Mary Vecchio standing over the body of Jeffrey Miller that appeared in nearly every newspaper in the world and snagged a Pulitzer prize. A photographer since high school, Filo has remained in his chosen field, working for papers and news services in the Midwest and East.

Senate, which was to be held on Tuesday, May 5. He was doing poorly in the polls; this was a last-ditch attempt to make himself look tough with potential voters. In a meeting with city of Kent, university, and military officials, he seized the reins of decision from then-president Robert White. In a press conference the day before the May 4 shootings, Rhodes condemned the protesters as being “worse than Brown Shirts and the Communist element, and also the night riders and vigilantes.  . ” So it was only a matter of time before the ammunition in the National Guardsmen’s M-1 carbines would be deployed.

They go up and down the Commons and what is known as Blanket Hill (so nicknamed due to its reputation as a frequent site of amorous encounters). Bottles, stones, bricks, and glass are flying, as are tear gas canisters from the Guardsmen, some of which are tossed back at them. : The Guard are ordered back up and over Blanket Hill. Much of the crowd has disbursed, although the soldiers are followed by some twenty-five or thirty students who continue to taunt them. Several hundred others stand along the sidelines, gawking or simply making their way across campus to their next destination.

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