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Identifier: AC 0020
Abstract Governor's Day was an annual occasion for honoring ROTC cadets. In 1970, students that opposed the war in Vietnam held a peace rally the same day, May 5, 1970, disrupting the proceedings. A substantial segment of the community was outraged, and voiced their disapproval to the university President, N. Edd Miller, with letters and petitions calling for the discharge of faculty that urged and directed the disruption and the expulsion of students that participated. Letters and petitions sent to...
Identifier: AC 0061
Overview Arranged in alphabetical order by name Governor's Day was an annual occasion for honoring ROTC cadets. In 1970, the event was scheduled the same week that American troops went into Cambodia, and four student protestors were killed by National Guard troops at Kent State University in Ohio. Students who opposed the war in Vietnam held a peace rally the same day as Governor's Day, which became a march toward the stadium where the military review was being held. The students marched into the...