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Video Reflections on May 4

Reflections on May 4: Joe Cullum, Eyewitness

Joe Cullum, a Kent State student at the time of the shooting, gives his firsthand account of the events of May 4, 1970.

 

 

Reflections on May 4 and the Vietnam War: Tom Saal

Tom Saal, gives his account of going to Kent State as a Vietnam Veteran in the months following May 4, 1970. He also talks dealing with the post traumatic stress he experienced after serving in the war as a US Marine Corps Lieutenant.

 

 

Reflections on May 4: Don Drumm

Don Drumm, a popular metal sculptor and Kent State graduate, speaks about his steel sculpture in front of Taylor Hall and its role in the investigation following the events of May 4, 1970.

 

 

Reflections on May 4: Chuck Ayers, Eyewitness

Chuck Ayers give his firsthand account of the events of May 4, 1970. Ayers, a Kent State graduate, and now the cartoonist for "Crankshaft," took many photos documenting the events leading up to the shooting.

 

 

Reflections on May 4: Former Kent State President Lester A. Lefton

Former Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton talks about how he has responded to the events of May 4, 1970, over the years.

 

 

Reflections on May 4: Carole Barbato and Laura Davis, Part I

In this video, Kent State University professors Carole Barbato and Laura Davis provide first-hand accounts of the May 4th shootings and their immediate aftermath.

 

 

Reflections on May 4: Carole Barbato and Laura Davis, Part II

In this video, Kent State University professors Carole Barbato and Laura Davis talk about the class they teach, called "May 4th and its Aftermath." They also describe some of the features of the new May 4 Visitors Center and Walking Tour.

 

 

Reflections on May 4: Jerry M. Lewis

Jerry M. Lewis, an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Kent State University, provides a firsthand account of the May 4th shootings. Lewis was a faculty marshal at the time, and he discusses how the Guardsmen violently impinged upon students' 1st Amendment rights that day.

 

 

Reflections on May 4: Dennis Eckhart

Kent State University Trustee Member and former U.S. Congressman (D-OH) Dennis Eckart talks about the events of May 4, 1970, and the disconnect that existed between the government and the general public at the time.

 

 

Reflections on May 4: Patrick Mullin

In this video, Kent State University Board of Trustee Chairman and alumnus Patrick Mullin gives his account of where he was on May 4, 1970. He also talks about how the shootings affected the university and the nation in general.

 

 

Reflections on May 4: Mark Seeman

Mark Seeman, professor of anthropology at Kent State University, discusses his role in spearheading the campaign.