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Title
Program about the Jackson State Killings, Jackson, Mississippi
Contributing Organization
WYSO (Yellow Springs, Ohio)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/27-k93125qt2b
WYSO FM 91.3 Public Radio; CONTENTdm Version 5.1.0; http://www.contentdm.com
WYSO_PA_335
Description
This program discusses the events that occurred at Jackson State College in Jackson, Mississippi on May 14 and 15, 1970. A group of Jackson State College students were protesting the May 4th shooting at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio where four students were killed by the Ohio National Guard during a demonstration against the Vietnam War. During the Jackson State College protest, the police ordered the students to disperse and started firing shots into the crowd. Phillip Lafayette Gibbs, a junior, and James Earl Green, a student at Jim Hill High School, were killed and twelve others injured by Jackson city police and Mississippi state troopers. On June 13, 1970, President Richard Nixon formed the President's Commission on Campus Unrest to investigate the incident. The Commission investigated the incident and gathered witness testimony. However, no one was arrested or convicted in connection with the deaths.
Asset type
Program
Genres
Documentary
Subjects
Demonstrations; Mississippi; Vietnam War
Contributor
WYSO FM 91.3 Public Radio, Wardrobe
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:21:16
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Citation
Chicago: “Program about the Jackson State Killings, Jackson, Mississippi,” WYSO, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 23, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_27-k93125qt2b.
MLA: “Program about the Jackson State Killings, Jackson, Mississippi.” WYSO, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 23, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_27-k93125qt2b>.
APA: Program about the Jackson State Killings, Jackson, Mississippi. Boston, MA: WYSO, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_27-k93125qt2b