Peace & War

Introduction

The Sixties and early Seventies were dominated by the Vietnam War, the African American Civil Rights Movement, the Feminist Movement, and political assassinations. These far-reaching cultural issues created a divisive environment and by the end of the 1960s, the nation seemed to be falling apart. This exhibit explores the Vietnam experience through the lens of the Georgia College student-run newspaper, The Colonnade, demonstrating the parallels found between campus opinion and the national experience during this tumultuous time. Additionally, local veterans and alumni provided oral histories to present the juxtaposition of experiences found between student and solider.