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May 4, 50th Commemoration

50th Commemoration of May 4

Beginning in the fall of 2019 and continuing through May 4, 2020, Kent State University will observe the 50th commemoration of the tragic events that occurred on May 4, 1970. The impact of those events continues to affect and influence generations nearly 50 years later. This web page will provide ongoing updates about this historic event.

Beginning in the fall of 2019 and continuing through May 4, 2020, Kent State University will observe the 50th commemoration of the tragic events that occurred on May 4, 1970. The impact of those events continues to affect and influence generations.
  • We are inviting all interested student organizations, faculty and staff members to participate in the programming for this weekend. You are invited to submit your proposal for a program that your organization or department would like to put on during the May 2 or May 3 weekend. We invite you to learn more on how you or your organization can participate.

  • For so many individuals, the events of and surrounding May 4, 1970, remain a vivid memory nearly 50 years later. There is no doubt that the events of May 4, 1970 greatly affected our nation’s universities, our communities and even our country’s history. We invite you to learn more about the people and the stories surround the events of May 4, 1970, its ongoing legacy and the 50th commemoration.

  • We are looking for volunteers to help with this very special historic event. There are numerous ways you can help including providing programming ideas, participating on committees, helping at events and more. We also need your help in raising national awareness for the 50th commemoration. Please click the link below to sign-up to help.