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On Campus Yesterday, 1969

april 1969

Paint-in for Peace

In April 1969, "Paint-in for Peace" put paintbrushes in the hands of any University of Cincinnati student willing to substitute a body part for canvas. Arms, faces, chests and backs displayed sentiments protesting the Vietnam War and advocating love for all.

Although the event has been preserved for posterity, the names of the students pictured have been lost. Consequently, the "Cincinnati Horizons" staff is hoping a reader can furnish an ID or two, thereby disproving Paul Kantner's famous claim, "If you can remember any thing about the '60s, you weren't really there."

--photo/courtesy of UC Archives and Rare Books Department

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