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Students gather in the commons May 4, 1970

Army jeep and soldier in the commons May 4, 1970Ohio National Guardsmen watch from a distance as students gather in the commons late in the morning of May 4, 1970. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

National Guard fires tear gas to disperse crowd

National Guard fires tear gas to disperse crowdThe Ohio National Guard fire tear gas to disperse the crowd of students gathered on the commons on May 4, 1970. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

National Guardsmen in front of Army ROTC building

Ohio National Guardsmen stand in front of the Army ROTC building. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Guardsmen surround ROTC building remains

Guardsmen surround ROTC building remainsGuardsmen surround the charred remains of the Army ROTC building. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Students dive to the ground as National Guard fires shots into crowd

Students dive to the ground as National Guard fires shots into crowdStudents dive to the ground as the Ohio National Guard fires on faculty and students on May 4, 1970. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

Wounded John Cleary is helped by other students

Wounded Kent State student John Cleary is attended to by other students, who helped save his life. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)Wounded Kent State student John Cleary is attended to by other students, who helped save his life. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)