“"March".” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 18 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/17457. Accessed 15 July 2020.
|Subject||Bowling Green State University -- Students -- Political activity|
|Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970|
|Description||An editorial in the BG News notifying readers about the results of a candlelight march held in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio mourning the victims of the 1970 Kent State Shootings.|
|Source||BG News; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||Bowling Green State University|
|Spatial Coverage||Bowling Green (Ohio)|
The students of Bowling Green should be proud of the total success of Wednesday night's peaceful march downtown.
For better or worse, the majority of the student body has for once stood together in protesting the U.S. involvement in Cambodia and the deaths of Kent.
The march was quiet and orderly, thanks to the work of student marshalls in organizing and conducting the procession.
The police were quiet and orderly, as several hundred of them in riot gear surrounded the Wood County Court House. But their open visibility to students engaged in a peaceful march for peace is an insult to the student body.
Will our conduct and feelings in this peaceful protest have any impact and be given any consideration outside Bowling Green? They probably won't.
But such is the problem in this country. You can care all you want, but it won't get you anywhere. Not until people like Nixon, Agnew, Rhodes, and others view students as people and not menaces to society.
We have shown we care. We are not dumb. Why can't we be heard?