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Accession: 2020.054: Robert Gates protest, 2020


Scope and Contents

Two flyers from a student protest at the February 6, 2020 Charter Day Event, "Crucibles of Leadership - A Public Talk with Chancellor Robert M. Gates." They read: "Robert Gates is a War Criminal, Robert Gates is Complicit in the Iran-Contra Affair" with a picture of Gates in a mug shot style; and "Robert Gates Has Blood on His Hands" with a list of three "War Crime Charges: Prosecuting a war of agression, bombing civilian populations, directed illegal kidnapping and torture."

Though the protest was not led by any specific William & Mary student group, W&M Students United live-streamed the event on their Facebook page:


  • Creation: 2020

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From the Collection: 2.02 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository