Aftermath of the Kent State Shootings

by Laurel | May 14th, 2012

10 May 1970

Mural on Closed Annex Door of Holyoke Community College, May 10, 1970

Mural on Closed Annex Door of Holyoke Community College, May 10, 1970

Striking students at Holyoke Community College painted a mural showing a clenched fist, symbol of revolution. When college and city officials complained that it defaced a public building, students added the staff of wheat and religious symbols pictured above. The painting is on what was the sealed entrance to the HCC annex.

My era at HCC. Maybe it is just me, but I think of Kent State on May 4th, not Star Wars.

Photo: The Springfield Sunday Republican.

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