: This photograph of Vietnam War protestors (four dressed as grim reapers) in front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Columbus was taken in 1970. Some protestors are holding signs reading "This building condemned" and "The draft is Unamerican." Anti-Vietnam War protests increased in Ohio after President Richard Nixon announced that United States troops had entered Cambodia on April 30, 1970. Riots erupted at many college campuses, including Kent State University, where four students were killed on May 4, 1970. By the end of May, all of Ohio's public universities except Bowling Green State University were closed. The photograph measures 4" x 6" (10.16 x 15.24 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3107_3675650_001 Subjects
: Presidents and Politics; Military Ohio; Vietnam War; Activists; Demonstrations Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)