I did not set out to be so political on the Bus this week, but I offer no apologies. Every year on this date for the past 37 years I have paused to remember the massacre at Kent State. This year in particular, with the disclosure just last month that there is an audio recording that appears to include the order to open fire.
On the 4th of May 1970, a group of students gathered for the fourth day to peacefully protest Richard Nixon’s announcement of the escalation of US troops in Vietnam and the invasion of Cambodia.
It breaks my heart to think that we have not learned anything from those turbulent times.
It is Friday though, so I'll lighten up a bit on the music.
Rod McKuen with the Horizon Singers - Folk Music.mp3 The Halifax Three - The Man Who Wouldn't Sing Along With Mitch.mp3 Chad Mitchell Trio - The Sound Of Protest.mp3 Peter, Paul & Mary - Kumbaya.mp3
Kumbaya (Come by Here) is an old Gullah hymn. The Gullah are African-American inhabitants of the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina & Georgia.