Commemorating May 4

A relative of Allison Krause looks to the sky while standing in silent vigil on the location in the Taylor Hall parking lot on the Kent State campus where Krauss and three others were killed during the May 4, 1970, shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen.

Kent State University held its 44th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events that took place May 3 and 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provided an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today.

Kent State Commemorates May 4, Dedicates May 4 Visitors Center

Visitors to the 43rd commemoration of the May 4, 1970, shootings on the Kent State campus walk by the Ohio Historical marker positioned near the Taylor Hall parking lot.

Kent State University held its 43rd annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place May 2-5, 2013. The annual commemoration provides an avenue for the university community to come together to remember those lost and injured during the tragedy and also to reflect on the meaning of May 4 for today.

Screening of May 4th Voices
A preview of the video production May 4th Voices was held May 2 at the Kent Stage in downtown Kent. The production premiered on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1) on May 3.