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Brooklyn, Kent State, May 1970: Diary of an 18-Year-Old College Freshman Richard   Grayson

Brooklyn, Kent State, May 1970: Diary of an 18-Year-Old College Freshman

Richard Grayson

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In the spring of 1970, college students across the country protested the widening of the Vietnam War after President Nixon announced the invasion of Cambodia. On May 4, National Guardsmen, sent to Ohios Kent State University to quell a studentMoreIn the spring of 1970, college students across the country protested the widening of the Vietnam War after President Nixon announced the invasion of Cambodia. On May 4, National Guardsmen, sent to Ohios Kent State University to quell a student demonstration, opened fire and killed four students and wounded others.In the nationwide firestorm of campus protest that followed, colleges and universities were shut down as angry students brought a halt to the spring semester with strikes and takeovers of buildings.Brooklyn College in New York City was no exception, and his account of the day-by-day events at the school, acclaimed author and diarist Richard Grayson (The Brooklyn Diaries, With Hitler in New York, Lincolns Doctors Dog), then an 18-year-old freshman, gives a young students perspective of this scary, exhilarating time in American history.