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Governor Robert Docking

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Date: May 13, 1970

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.S5 T.56. 1970 *1

Unit ID: 213143

Summary: This black and white photographs shows Kansas Governor Robert Docking with a man 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.

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Title (Main title): Governor Robert Docking


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