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Ohio National Guard in Athens photograph
Description: This photograph of Ohio National Guardsmen marching in Athens, Ohio was taken in May 1970. Ohio University closed on May 15, 1970. 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.
Image ID: Om3106_3675644_001
Subjects: Presidents and Politics; Military Ohio; Civil Liberties; Education; Vietnam War; Students; Universities and colleges; Kent State University Riot, 1970 (May 4); Ohio National Guard
Places: Athens (Ohio); Athens County (Ohio)