Social Climate

The late 1960s and early 1970s was a time of social unrest. College campuses became the stage for protest including anti-vietnam demonstrations. Coming off of the heels of the The Kent State shootings of unarmed college students (protesting the US bombing of Cambodia) by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970,  and the Jackson State College shootings 10 days later in Jackson Mississippi, Bowling Green State University took the approach of inclusivity of student culture rather than a militant, or exclusionary approach.