Stark Campus: Jackson State, Kent State, and the Civil Rights Movement
This program discusses how the shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, and Jackson State, where students from both institutions were shot and killed, fit within the larger societal issues of race and violence against protestors at that time. This event also explores the establishment of Black United Students at Kent State University and their ongoing legacy of activism. This event will include a viewing of part of Fire in the Heartland and an open panel presentation and discussion about these connections. Presented by Dr. Robert Hamilton, IV, Dr. Amoaba Gooden, Dr. Leslie Heaphy, Professor Idris Syed, and Dr. Chris Post.