This Stark Campus presentation, "How We Remember May 4th: A Geographic Approach to Looking Back and Moving Forward," will assess the commemorative history regarding the events surrounding May 4, 1970, at Kent State University, from a geographic perspective. Dr. Post, a cultural and historical geographer, will present on geographic thought and analysis, which includes seeking an understanding of memorial landscapes and how they came to be, particularly by assessing where they are located, who controls their production and when/how they are produced. Presented by Dr. Chris Post, associate professor of geography. Tickets not required.
Our current schedule of events for the year-long observance of the 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970 are posted below. Be sure to check this page often and our Facebook page for updates. Please note: Events on this page are subject to change.
Fire in the Heartland: Kent State, May 4th, and Student Protest in America is a documentary film about a generation of young people, who stood up to speak their minds against social injustice in some of our nation’s most turbulent and transformative years, the 1960s through the 1970s. On May 4th, 1970, thirteen of these young Americans were shot down by the National Guard in a shocking act of violence against unarmed students.
Award-winning documentary about the events of May, 4, 1970 on the Kent State University Campus and changed history. A film by Daniel Miller.
Bringing together leaders who were impacted by campus violence, such as Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University, and Chardon High School (OH). This panel discussion will be focused on how to effectively lead through the tragedy of school and campus violence. Panel members will bring their own unique perspectives and experiences and reflect on what we can do to help our communities when impacted by these tragic events. Panelists include: John Peters – Former President NIU Mark McNamee – Former Provost VT Andy Fetchik – Former Principal Chardon H.S. Brian O. Hemphill - President, Radford University Moderator: Beverly Warren, Former President, Kent State University.
Geauga - Clark Commons Twinsburg - Room 132 Lunch & Learn event with Kent State Geauga Professor of History, Dr. Molly Sergi as moderator. Chic Canfora will participate in the discussion.
Award-winning documentary about the events of May 4, 1970, that took place on the Kent State University Campus. A film by Daniel Miller. Registration is required.
This trip to Jackson, MS will provide a historical and educational exploration of the May 4th shooting at Kent State University and the May 15th shooting at Jackson State University.
WITNESS tells the story of the events of May 4, 1970, through the eyes of the Kent State students and student journalists who experienced them. The photographs of more than a dozen Kent State students, including alumni such as John Filo, Howard Ruffner and Lafayette Tolliver, offer compelling and courageous eyewitness perspectives that served as an early and essential visual history of May 4. The exhibit is sponsored by the College of Communication and Information (CCI) and is open to the public. WITNESS Regular Hours*: Monday-Friday, April 16 - July 17, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended Hours for Commemoration Weekend Friday, May 1, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m *The exhibit will be closed the week of June 29-July 3.