May 4 50

Kent State University Kent State University’s virtual 50th Commemoration to honor and remember the events of May 4, 1970, will take place online beginning Friday, May 1. Visitors to the May 4 50th Commemoration website will be able to view a variety of special videos, online exhibits and interactive tours, all designed to honor and remember Allison Krause, Jeffrey...

button created by Jerry Casale - Kent Students Medical Fund Most Northeast Ohio residents have at least a passing familiarity with Devo, the visually-driven, post-punk brainchild of Kent State University School of Art alumni Jerry Casale, Bob Lewis and Mark Mothersbaugh. Perhaps less commonly known is the story of exactly how the band came to be. Devo’s creation was...

Kent Stater editors have covered 50 years of May 4 anniversaries. Kent State University alumni who served as editor of the Daily Kent Stater each faced the challenge of covering the anniversary of May 4, 1970, when Ohio National Guardsmen shot and killed four students and wounded nine others during a Vietnam War protest. Several former editors of the campus student newspaper, now known as the Kent Stater, shared...

May 4 Voices Radio Play In conjunction with Kent State University's 50th Anniversary Commemoration of May 4, the School of Theatre and Dance is proud to have multiple students, faculty, and alumni involved in the newly recorded version of David Hassler's play, "May 4th Voices." The play will be broadcast on several public radio stations across the United States beginning...

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Digitized Taylor Hall Artifacts of May 4, 1970 – a survivor’s jacket, a gas mask and gun shell casing – tell a story that’s not often accessible to the general public. Kent State University Assistant Professor Abe Avnisan and students in his digital sciences capstone course will bring these artifacts’ stories to life via the exhibit “May 4: Through the...

1960s Bus Before May 4, 1970, students at Kent State were just regular students enjoying time together, performing, volunteering, and advocating for issues they believed in. Thanks to digital archives of the Daily Kent Stater and the department of Special Collections and Archives, here is a look into the life of Kent State students in the late 1960s and the...

Photo of the four students killed May 4, 1970 Students wounded in 1970, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jesse Colin Young, Jerry Casale, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and others participating in a variety of online events marking the 50th anniversary of the shootings at Kent State on May 4, 1970 In keeping with the commitment to honor and remember the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State University will...

Mapes (left) and Koopman (right) They remember the sights and sounds of helicopters and trucks as the Ohio National Guard moved into their small college town. They remember the smell of tear gas. They remember the chants of the protesters against the Vietnam War and invasion of Cambodia. They remember the panic and fear that ensued immediately after they heard that four students...

The names of those killed on May 4, 1970, are displayed on the B’nai B’rith Hillel Marker in the parking lot of Prentice Hall on the campus of Kent State University. In accordance with the order of Amy Acton, M.D., director of Ohio Department of Health, to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of the health and safety of the community, Kent State University regretfully announces cancellation of the May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events, scheduled to take place May 1-4, 2020. A...

Dean Kahler (left), one of the nine Kent State University students wounded in the May 4, 1970, shootings by the Ohio National Guard, will return to campus on May 9 to serve as speaker for the One University Commencement. UPDATE: Please note that all Spring Commencement ceremonies and pre-commencement celebrations have been postponed. See www.kent.edu/coronavirus/commencement for more information.    Dean Kahler, one of the nine Kent State University students wounded in the May 4, 1970, shootings by the Ohio National Guard, will return to campus on Saturday,...