The 1970 March on Washington

1970 DC DemonstrationsOn this day in Keener history: 100,000 young people demonstrated peacefully in Washington, D.C., demanding the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Southeast Asia. later, a few hundred militants spread through surrounding streets, causing limited damage. Police used tear gas to disperse the most threatening crowds.

The event was part of the story line in the 1994 Tom Hanks epic, Forrest Gump.

May 9th, 2015 | Posted in Keener
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