May 4: Our Place in History | May 4 Visitors Center | Kent State University

May 4: Our Place in History

On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire during an antiwar proteston the Kent State University campus. Four students were killed and an additional nine were wounded. In the years since the tragic shootings, the uniersity has worked to recognize its role in "the day the war came home" through education and commemoration.