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A Tear-gassed Baby Blanket

Nancy May was an antiwar activist during the Vietnam War. When she was a young mother, she remembers bringing her young son to a University of Minnesota protest, and the moment that his blanket got tear-gassed.

This story was captured with the help of TPT’s Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Team at a public story-sharing event at the St. Cloud Public Library on Nov. 4th, 2017. 

We were against what our country was saying to us… How they were lying to us.

Biographical Details

Primary Location During Vietnam: Minneapolis, United States Vietnam location marker

Story Subject: Activist

Story Themes: Antiwar Movement, mother, Protest, St. Cloud Remembers Vietnam, Student Protest, Tear gas, Video

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