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“Largely unknown to the American public”: Race, Law and Order, and the Struggle over Memory

Nancy K. Bristow

in Steeped in the Blood of Racism: Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190215378
eISBN:
9780190092115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190215378.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The tragedy at Jackson State never gained the traction the Kent State shootings did. The public was informed about the story due to significant coverage in major media. The investigations, grand ... More


Realizing America in a Global Age

Randall Curren and Charles Dorn

in Patriotic Education in a Global Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226552255
eISBN:
9780226552422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552422.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

The conclusion returns to the Vietnam War era, focusing on the May 4, 1970 killing of students at Kent State University by National Guardsmen and its significance for conflicting understandings of ... More


Southern College Students

Joseph A. Fry

in The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161044
eISBN:
9780813165486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Although a decided majority of southern students were more conservative and less activist than students nationally, a distinct and embattled minority of antiwar dissidents on Dixie’s campuses mounted ... More


“They killed a bunch of black kids”: The Struggles over the Aftermath

Nancy K. Bristow

in Steeped in the Blood of Racism: Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190215378
eISBN:
9780190092115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190215378.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following the shootings at Jackson State College, students, police, government officials, and reporters fought for control of the story. Three primary narratives emerged. The first one accurately ... More


A Real Coup with the Sports Fans

Jesse Berrett

in Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041709
eISBN:
9780252050374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041709.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter delves into Richard Nixon’s notoriously passionate feelings about football, examining the ways in which it was at once an authentic, deeply meaningful experience for him and an ... More


Strike: The Final Days

Michael V. Metz

in Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042416
eISBN:
9780252051258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.003.0037
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Rallies were scheduled to protest the killings and the invasion; activist leaders announced support for a nationwide strike, black ministers met with their city council but received no answers. ... More


Steeped in the Blood of Racism: Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College

Nancy K. Bristow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190215378
eISBN:
9780190092115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190215378.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book recounts the death of two young African Americans, Phillip Gibbs and James Earl Green and the wounding of twelve others when white police and highway patrolmen opened fire on students in ... More


Fire in the Streets

Rob Christensen

in The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys: North Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651040
eISBN:
9781469651064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Bob Scott was governor during one of the most difficult periods in the 20th century. His term coincided with black student activism, anti-Vietnam War protests, and school integration. North Carolina ... More


May: The Final Month

Michael V. Metz

in Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042416
eISBN:
9780252051258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.003.0036
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The end of the Illinois student movement came wrapped in the intertwined issues of the day, race and war, when first, a young black man named Edgar Hoults was fatally shot in the back by Champaign ... More


Remembering, Forgetting, Curating, and Re-Curating War

Christine Sylvester

in Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190840556
eISBN:
9780190840587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840556.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

The final chapter reviews the main conclusions of the book and raises one more pathway, by Elaine Scarry, into understanding war through people’s experiences and curations Those who die in war can be ... More


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