Could it be 40 years?
For those of a certain age, spring commencement season during the late 60's and 1970 was a tumultuous time. Sometimes you hated to see spring come.
The summer of love was long over, replaced by the assassinations of Martin and Bobby, riots in Chicago, Detroit, Washington and Baltimore. The Democratic convention in Chicago. The annual student takeovers of UC-Berkeley.
In Paris, students and workers rebelled.
The Prague Spring protests resulted in a clamp down by the Soviet governments in eastern Europe.
Woodstock in 1969 provided a brief respite, but the anti-Vietnam war protests continued.
Student activism and anti war protests carried on into 1970, leading to the shootings at Kent State University, 40 years ago today. The day the protest movement died.
Feels like yesterday.
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