WKSU | May 4 Newsroom | Kent State University

This site is a repository of information managed by WKSU about the 1970 shootings at Kent State University. On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on students, wounding nine and killing four. We offer original source material for scholars, students, news reporters and the general public. The materials include photographs, radio station audio, text and video related to those shootings and their aftermath. This website will be continuously updated as more materials become available.

May 4 Audio Archive

Documentary audio

  • Remembering Kent State 1970 full program
  • Part 1 Summary of events May 1 and May 2, 1970
  • Part 2 Summary of events May 3, 1970
  • Part 3 Summary of events May 4, 1970 and conclusions

Listen to "Remembering Kent State, 1970"