Rising Up Angry: The Vietnam War Experience in the Bluegrass
February 12 - April 6 - SCRC Lobby - M.I. King Library
The University of Kentucky LibrariesSpecial Collections Research Center has opened "Rising Up Angry: The Vietnam War Experience in the Bluegrass." The exhibit, curated by Education Graduate Assistant Riley Cantrall, features images, newspaper articles, and correspondence from materials held at the Special Collections Research Center that demonstrate the feelings of controversy, passion, and determination shown by Kentuckians during the Vietnam War. This exhibit dives into this turbulent time in history where speaking up about what you believed in became a social norm across the United States. In the exhibit, you will see the Vietnam War from a soldier’s perspective through images and newspaper articles. There are images of protests on the University of Kentucky campus, as well as newspaper articles written by students expressing their concerns about the Vietnam War. The exhibit also includes correspondence from influential Kentuckians and newspaper articles that indicate the fears individuals had about the war.
The exhibit was produced in conjunction with the University of Kentucky History Department's "Remembering Vietnam" lecture series, featuring speakers on the University of Kentucky's campus throughout the Spring semester.
The Margaret I. King Library is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.