Saturday, May 08, 2010

Living in the Moment: May 1970

From "Living in the Moment: May 1970," at the Fan District Hub:

Although it was not a political rally the crowd assembled in Monroe Park, while much smaller, was similar in its look to the one the day before in Washington.

As I remember it, there were no reports about anyone being seriously injured at Saturday’s tense anti-war demonstration. Then, ironically, a 17-year-old boy — Wilmer Curtis Donivan Jr. — was killed on Sunday in the park in Richmond, when a four-tier cast iron fountain he had scaled suddenly toppled.

Click here to read this firsthand story from 40 years ago, penned by yours truly.

Click here to read "Kent State and the Frisbee Revolution" by Michael Wineship.

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