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This black and white photograph shows Lt. Governor James H. DeCoursey speaking before a crowd at the anti-war rally on the steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. DeCoursey 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 a special session of the legislature be called for 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 Robert 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

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Item Number: 213183
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.56.1970 *12
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213183

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