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Dissidents and the War Effort

What were the war protest efforts of black students during the Black Power Movement?

Activist black students joined those of other races on college campuses during the late 1960s and sometimes burned draft cards, protested against the ROTC and the Vietnam War, and promoted such slogans as “Make Love, Not War,” and “Hell No, We Won’t Go!” Violence at predominantly white Kent State University resulted in tragedy in early May 1970, when antiwar demonstrators were shot; four demonstrators were killed, and nine wounded. Violence at all-black South Carolina State University in Orangeburg on February 6, 1968, which drew national attention, appeared to be less focused on anti-war efforts than on racial protests.



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