Kent State Statement Regarding Urban Outfitters’ Sweatshirt
May 4, 1970, was a watershed moment for the country and especially the Kent State family. We lost four students that day while nine others were wounded and countless others were changed forever.
We take great offense to a company using our pain for their publicity and profit. This item is beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life that still hurts the Kent State community today.
We invite the leaders of this company as well as anyone who invested in this item to tour our May 4 Visitors Center, which opened two years ago, to gain perspective on what happened 44 years ago and apply its meaning to the future.
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Eric Mansfield, emansfie [at] kent.edu, 330-672-2797
Emily Vincent, evincen2 [at] kent.edu, 330-672-8595