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Anti-War Protest

Anti-War Protest

This photo appeared in the April 28, 1971, issue of The Knox Student. About 50 Knox students attended an anti-war demonstration earlier that month in Washington D.C.

We received the following from Mike Cavanaugh '73:
"The photo on Page 39 of the Spring 2015 Knox Magazine appears to be somewhere on the Mall in Washington D.C. from the April 23-24 anti-war protest march. On April 23, John Kerry led the Vietnam Vets Against the War in the Winter Soldier hearing and return of their medals on the steps of the capitol. April 24 was a mass mobilization of some 500,000 people calling for an end to the war. I was there along with 29 others who piled into a couple of U-haul vans in Galesburg and drove the 20+ hours each way to D.C. and back. Among others who made the trip were Greg Divers '73 and Don Corrigan '73, Deb Rose '75 (who I think left Knox prior to graduation), and I'm pretty sure Monta Lee Dakin '74 was also there. I look forward to hearing from/about others who remember that trip. We were a week ahead of the "May Day occupation to shut down D.C." that drew thousands (including some from Knox). It was a significant period in our country's history—a mass movement in opposition to a bi-partisan imperial foreign war. Very important that the history of the social movements that forced political change not be forgotten."

And we receive this from Colin Harding '63:
"...remember them well...was in the Air Force, going through a special Intelligence course in Washington at the time with orders to report to Tan Son Nhut AB, Saigon in June 1971...returned in June 1972. Three years ago, I returned with my wife...spent three weeks in Vietnam going from Hanoi in the north to My Tho in the south in the Delta, and countless places in between including Tan Son a 'returnee', it was a great experience."

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