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Video Reflections on May 4

Reflections on May 4: Joe Cullum, Eyewitness

Joe Cullum, a Kent State student at the time of the shooting, gives his firsthand account of the events of May 4, 1970.



Video Packages

Watch sample reports prepared by Kent State student reporters for the 40th commemoration of May 4.

The impact of May 4

Stephanie Frerotte reporting.


Lessons Learned on May 4

Sierra Guterba reporting

The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center

New center tells the May 4 story, set against the political and cultural changes of the 1960s. Kent State University officially opened its much-anticipated May 4 Visitors Center on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. The May 4 Visitors Center is located in room 101 of Taylor Hall at 300 Midway Drive on the Kent State campus.

May 4, 1970 Site Makes National Register of Historic Places

On Feb. 23, 2010, the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation, added the site of the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University to its list.

May 4 Candlelight Vigil 2010

Footage of the May 4 Candlelight Vigil, held every year on the Kent State University campus. Anyone is welcome to attend the vigil, which begins on the Commons and then loops around Front Campus before ending at the Prentice Hall parking lot.

May 4 Walking Tour Documentary

Beginning on April 29, visitors will have the chance to follow in the steps of history through the new May 4 Walking Tour Documentary: May 4, 1970: Someone to Tell the Story.

Miscellaneous films and videos (Special Collections)

This collection contains various film and video related to May 4th that has been donated to the Department of Special Collections and Archives. Provenance information for each piece (if known) can be found with the individual listing. The researcher is advised that other film and video on this topic may be found in other subcollections. For location information, consult the media index. See the oversize box for large-format or odd-sized archival copies of some tapes.

Films are added in the order in which they are acquired. Therefore, in order to locate a specific title or keyword, use of the "Find" or "Find in Page" menu option of your browser is recommended.

WKSU, Sound Recordings Collection, 1970 - 2000 (Special Collections)

This collection contains a variety of sound recordings created and/or collected by WKSU, Kent State University's public radio station. The recordings, originally made on tape, were transferred to compact discs in 2001. This collection is comprised of CD copies of the recordings listed below, with the exception of two audio cassette tape in Box 174 and Box 177. Track titles were provided by WKSU staff performing the tape transfer. For additional, miscellaneous sound recordings related to May 4, please see the inventory for Box 96. For musical recordings related to May 4, please see the inventory for Box 183.