Address by Edgar F. Shannon

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Date
1970-05-10
Summary
Address given by the University President, in the wake of the riots in response to the Kent State massacre on May 4, 1970. In the context of local attempts by students to shut down the University, and in response to the police efforts to quell the demonstrations, University President Edgar Shannon addressed approximately 4,000 students on the steps of the Rotunda. 

Notably, he criticized President Nixon's decision to invade Cambodia, and urged Virginia's Senators to oppose war in Southeast Asia.
Contributor
Shannon, Edgar Finley, 1918-1997 (Speaker)
Collection
RG-16/5/1.771
Unit
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Language
English
Physical Description
1/4" open reel audiotape
Related Item
University of Virginia Radio-Television Center Recordings 1957-1977

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