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On May 4, 1970, National Guard troops that were called to the campus of Kent State University to disburse anti-war protestors killed four students and wounded nine others. Eleven days later, police officers fired shots into a Jackson State University campus dormitory, killing two students and injuring twelve. And on May 12, demonstrations and unrest in Augusta, Georgia resulted in six men being killed and 80 others wounded.
A year after the shootings, the Student Mobilization Committee, which was formed in 1966 to coordinate opposition to the war in Vietnam, established May 5 as a national moratorium in commemoration of the events which took place at Kent State, Jackson State, and Augusta. Flyers and posters announcing the event stated “Remember Our Murdered Brothers and Sisters at Kent State, Jackson State, and Augusta. Demonstrate To Bring All the GI's Home From S.E. Asia Now!”