WITNESS: The Pivotal Role of Students in Documenting the May 4 Shootings

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:00am to Friday, May 15, 2020 - 5:00pm
Taylor Hall
231 (Taylor Hall Gallery)

WITNESS tells the story of the events of May 4, 1970, through the eyes of the students and student journalists who experienced them. The photographs of John Filo, Howard Ruffner, Lafayette Tolliver and more than a dozen other Kent State students -- together with student artifacts, posters, and illustrations -- offer compelling eyewitness perspectives that served as an early and essential visual history of May 4. The exhibit will open on April 16 at 11 a.m. in the Taylor Hall Gallery (second floor of Taylor Hall). At 6 p.m. that evening, a panel discussion with some of the featured photographers will be held in Room 226/226A Taylor Hall. Both the exhibit and panel discussion are free and open to the public.