UVA May 24, 1981

George H.W. Bush gave UVA’s commencement address in 1981. Lots of hand made signs greeted him:
STOP U.S. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIRD WORLD HUNGER AND TORTURE
U.S. GUNS KILL U.S. NUNS
THIRD WORLD RIGHTS
IRA
STOP THE NIXON NONSENSE
HUMAN SERVICES NOT MISSLES
Stop the Nixon nonsense? Nixon had been out of office for seven years.

The text of Bush’s speech is available. Of interest to the Charlottesville City Council, Bush spoke about the importance of basic civility in dealing with each other in public affairs.

Author: WmX

I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico (whatever it takes to buy a camera.) I am on the road to understanding black and white photography.

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