May 4 Commemoration

BUS at 50 admin takeover The Department of Pan-African Studies will host an open house and reception for the project, Advocacy, Resiliency, & Black Liberation at Kent State: An Oral History. The Department will conduct interviews with Black Alumni. If interested in being interviewed please contact Dr. Amoaba Gooden at 330 672-0142 or agooden@kent.edu. Please use the...

Alan Canfora (left), one of the nine Kent State University students wounded on May 4, 1970, gives a tour of the historic May 4 site. Thomas Grace (right), who also was a student wounded on May 4, looks on while Canfora talks. Members of the Kent State University community and people around the world will gather virtually for the 51st Commemoration of May 4, 1970, the day the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State students during an anti-war protest, killing four students and wounding nine other students. Due to the global pandemic, this year’s May 4 Commemoration...

Candles glow at Allison Krause To honor and remember the events that occurred on May 4, 1970, virtual events and exhibits hosted by Kent State University students, faculty and staff are scheduled from April 30 through May 4. The virtual events include several powerful speakers and events that promote peace and anti-racism and educate future students about the legacy of May 4,...

Alan Canfora (left), one of the nine Kent State University students wounded on May 4, 1970, gives a tour of the historic May 4 site. Thomas Grace (right), who also was a student wounded on May 4, looks on while Canfora talks. Members of the Kent State University community and people around the world will gather virtually for the 51st Commemoration of May 4, 1970, the day the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State students during an anti-war protest, killing four students and wounding nine other students. Due to the global pandemic, this year’s May 4 Commemoration...

Alan Canfora giving a tour on the May 4, 1970 shooting site The commemoration of the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University this year will take place for the first time without the most ardent May 4 activist. Alan Canfora, one of the nine students wounded the day the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a peaceful student anti-war protest, died Dec. 20, 2020, following a short illness. He was 71. For...

Photo of B In keeping with the commitment to honor and remember the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State University will hold a virtual May 4 51st Commemoration this year. On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State students during an anti-war protest, killing four students and wounding nine other students. Due to the global pandemic, the May 4...

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...

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...

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...

Joe Walsh will perform with his band Barnstorm on May 2 at Kent State University for the May 4 50th Commemoration Benefit Concert. (Photo credit: Myriam Santos) UPDATE: THE CONCERT IS SOLD OUT Tickets are on sale now for the May 4 50th Commemoration Benefit Concert featuring Joe Walsh (with Barnstorm – Joe Vitale and Kenny Passarelli) and David Crosby (with his touring band), two Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members with strong musical connections to the events of May 4, 1970. The benefit concert will...