Remembering the real victims of the #BowlingGreenMassacre

Kristi Branham, director and associate professor of the Gender and Women’s Studies program at WKU, recalls the day of the #BowlingGreenMassacre quite clearly.

Branham had breakfast at Judy’s Castle, took a walk at Lost River Cave, ran over to the Greenwood Mall for a sale at Macy’s and dropped off some donations at the International Center of Kentucky in Bowling Green. Even today, remembering what happened the fateful day of the #BowlingGreenMassacre is hard for Branham, and she’s not alone.

KJ Kerr, a WKU senior, recalls where she was that fateful day as well. She was at Spencer’s Coffee and the line was out the door with people all waiting for a chai tea latte as people began growing incredulous fighting his or her way up the line before Spencer’s Coffee ran out of supplies.

“This is actually what ignited the scene to begin with, which eventually lead to the events that have now been exposed,” Kerr said.

Everyone remembers the day differently and yet, each person remembers it all the same.

Six years after that eventful day, citizens of Bowling Green are still recovering from a tragedy few will forget and even fewer will ever remember happening.

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