THIS DAY IN HISTORY May 15, 1970: Jackson State Killings

#tdih 1970, police opened fire shortly after midnight on students (and passersby) in a protest of the U.S. invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War at Jackson State College in Mississippi. Twelve students were wounded and two (21-year-old law student Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and 17-year-old high school student James Earl Green) were killed. Just two weeks after the shootings at Kent State, this story (and the Orangeburg Massacre in 1968), receive much less attention in the media and textbooks. #BlackLivesMatter Read more below.

May 15, 1970: Jackson State Killings

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