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Monday, May 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the deadly shooting at Kent State University in Ohio, one of the defining moments of the Vietnam War era.
Fifty years ago today, the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State University students as they protested against the Vietnam War. Four students were killed. Nine were injured.
The Kent State shootings marked the end of the 1960s, and the beginning of our era of political polarization.
On May 4, 1970, four people died and nine others were injured when National Guard soldiers opened fire on the Kent State University campus during a mass protest.
Howard Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence, discussed the events that led up to the Ohio National Guard shooting Kent State University students during an anti-war protest.
Below are links to various news articles that discuss various aspects of the history of May 4, 1970, the 50th commemoration or the lessons and legacy of May 4, 1970.