Mapping May 4 Web App Launch
This web app draws from the 110 oral histories in the Kent State University May 4th collection. It maps stories from those histories that describe memories of events at a particular place in Kent between May 1st and May 5th, 1970.
Sara Koopman (Asst. Prof. of Peace Studies) & Jen Mapes (Assoc. Prof of Geography) will share the process of creating the app & demonstrate its features. These include historic maps & photos of Kent in 1970, paired with stories of places from those who lived through the events surrounding the shooting.
We see these stories & map as a way of sharing a wide range of experiences by the Kent community. Our web app will encourage users to engage with these stories and add their own, allowing for greater understanding & reconciliation.