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This black and white photographs shows Kansas Governor Robert Docking with an unidentified gentleman during an anti-war rally on the steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The governor spoke before a crowd of about 1,200 college students who were peacefully demonstrating against the United States' involvement in Cambodia. During the rally the students asked that the governor call for a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.
Date: May 13, 1970
Item Number: 213143
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.56. 1970 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213143
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Politics/Government
Built Environment - Function - Government - Capitol
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1970s - 1970
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Democrat
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Peace
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Docking, Robert B.
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Docking, Robert, 1925-1983
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - The Sixties and Vietnam, 1961-1975 - Vietnam War
Type of Material - Photographs