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Jackson State College, located in Jackson, Mississippi, was founded in 1877. It is now Jackson State University. An estimated 10-15 students are heard in the recording. Some of the students identify themselves by name. Warren identifies them as students of "Jackson College."  On May 15, 1970, Jackson State College was the site of an early morning violent student protest that ended with city and state police officers killing two students and leaving twelve others injured.  This tragedy occurred ten days after a similar incident at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, which received more media attention than the Jackson State College killings.   

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