Guide to Experts
Kent State has numerous experts, including witnesses, historians and other members of the university community, who are available for media interviews about the history and impact of May 4. Their contact information can be found in the Guide to Experts by entering "May 4" in the block marked "expertise".
Jerry M. Lewis May 4 Lecture Series
A lecture series has been created to honor the legacy of Jerry M. Lewis Emeritus Professor of Sociology and advance the scholarship of May 4, 1970 and the Vietnam War era.
Making Meaning of May 4
Teaching about the Kent State Shootings - Educators, engage students with the facts of the Kent State shootings, May 4, 1970, and relation to movements today, including March for Our Lives and Black Lives Matter.
Multimedia elements, such as photography, videos and personal testimonies can help maximize the written accounts about the events of May 4, 1970 by leading to a deeper understanding of what transpired. Kent State University's Special Collections and Archives houses a May 4 Collection, with multimedia components, which is open to the public.
Special Collections and Archives
In 1970, Kent State University Libraries established a May 4 Collection in its Special Collections and Archives. This publicly accessible repository includes more than 300 cubic feet of primary sources related to the Kent State shootings and their aftermath.
Through the Looking Glass
May 4: Through the Looking Glass, created within Kent State University’s School of Emerging Media and Technology in collaboration with Alan Canfora, is an interactive exhibition that seeks to open up new spaces for thinking and feeling the profound legacies of May 4, 1970.