May Monthly Gathering: Tiananmen West, Why Nixon Ordered the Kent State Massacre
In early May 1970, students protesting the U.S. bombing of Cambodia clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State University campus. When the Guardsmen shot and killed four students on May 4, the Kent State Shootings became the focal point of a deeply divided nation and a watershed moment in the anti-Vietnam war movement.
This presentation, based on her soon to be published book “Tiananmen West: Why Nixon Ordered the Kent State Massacre,” author and Vietnam War era historian Jenny Deason Copeland will explain at a high level what happened at Kent State, and then delve into the mind of Richard Nixon to divulge evidence on two topics: Could Nixon have ordered the massacre at Kent State? And his possible motives for doing so. The research behind the theory that Nixon ordered the massacre has covered 30 years and included Freedom of Information Act requests to the FBI, CIA and NSA. The repercussions of this research to the author and her family will also be revealed. The screenplay titled “Tiananmen West” has been shopped around Hollywood.
Born in Tiffin, Ohio as the second eldest of a family of four girls, Jenny graduated from Toledo University, with honors and began a now 38-year career in telecommunications. She is an author, historian, and owner of Crazy Red Head Publishing. Jenny has published two children’s’ books and is currently working on the final draft of ‘Tiananmen West’, her first non-fiction work.
Join us for a possible alternative explanation for this milestone event in American history.
WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2016
6:00 pm: The ExComm business meeting begins. All members are welcome to attend.
7:00 pm: Mingling begins.
8:00 pm: Program starts.
ADMISSION (Exact change appreciated)
Adult members: $4, Adult guests: $5; Children 13 and under: $3
Members receive free admission in the month of their birthday
LOCATION: Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church