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Resident of Akron, Ohio, in 1970
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Phyllis O'Connor was a student at Ellet High School in Akron, Ohio, in 1970. On the day of the shootings, her father took her with him and they gave three Kent State students, who had been evacuated from campus and were hitchhinking to get home, a ride to Pittsburgh. She also describes the antiwar moratoriums she and her father attended and the importance that the nightly news and discussing current events had for her family.
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Ellet High School (Akron, Ohio)
Evacuation of civilians--Ohio--Kent
High school students--Ohio--Akron--Interviews
Interstate 76 (Ohio-New Jersey)
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam
Nutt, Clarence Randolph, Jr., 1932-2002
Television broadcasting of news
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
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