Friday, May 14, 2010

What I DIDN'T learn happened TEN DAYS AFTER the Kent State Student Massacre: the Jackson State Student Massacre

That's because the Kent State students were white and middle class.

[from here]

40 Years Ago: Police Kill Two Students at Jackson State in Mississippi, Ten Days After Kent State Killings

Four decades ago, on May 4, 1970, four students were killed at Kent State University when National Guardsmen opened fire on hundreds of unarmed students at an on-campus antiwar rally. The killings received national media attention and are still remembered forty years later across the country. But the media has largely forgotten what happened just ten days after the Kent State shootings. On May 14, 1970, local and state police opened fire on a group of students at the predominantly black Jackson State College in Mississippi. In a twenty-eight-second barrage of gunfire, police fired hundreds of rounds into the crowd. Two were killed and a dozen injured. We speak with Gene Young, a former student at Jackson State who witnessed the shooting. 

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