May 4

A student stands vigil on the spot where one of four students was shot on May 4, 1970. Kent State University held its 47th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place May 3 and 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provides an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today. “We...

A Kent State University student stands vigil at the spot where Allison Krause was shot on May 4, 1970. Krause and three other students were killed during the May 4, 1970, shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State campus. Updated 5/2/17 - Please note that the 47th annual commemoration on May 4 at noon has been moved to the Kent Student Center Ballroom due to the weather. Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center to serve as keynote speaker Kent State University holds its 47th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place May 3 and 4. The...

A Kent State University student stands vigil at the spot where Allison Krause was shot on May 4, 1970. Krause and three other students were killed during the May 4, 1970, shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State campus. Updated 5/2/17 - Please note that the 47th annual commemoration on May 4 at noon has been moved to the Kent Student Center Ballroom due to the weather. Kent State University holds its 47th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place May 3 and 4. The annual commemoration is hosted by the May 4 Task Force, a student organization on...

School of Peace & Conflict Studies

A Kent State University student stands vigil at the spot where Allison Krause was shot on May 4, 1970. Krause and three other students were killed during the May 4, 1970, shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State campus.In "Top 10 Schools for History Buffs" in College Magazine, Kent State University is #4 on the list -- with a special mention of the School of Peace and Conflict Studies (then the Center for Applied Conflict Management) and the May 4 Task Force.   An SPCS major talks about her experience in our May 4 1970 and Its Aftermath class.    

A Kent State University student stands vigil at the spot where Allison Krause was shot on May 4, 1970. Krause and three other students were killed during the May 4, 1970, shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State campus. May 4, 1970, was a watershed moment for the country and especially the Kent State University family. We lost four students that day while nine others were wounded and countless others were changed forever.  This abhorrent post is in poor taste and trivializes a loss of life that still pains the Kent State community today. We invite the person...

Students gather at the site where one of four slain students was shot on May 4, 1970, during a student protest of the Vietnam War. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the designation of the Kent State University May 4, 1970, Site as a National Historic Landmark. The site joins more than 2,500 historic places that bear the national distinction. “As we approach the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, this recognition compels us to fully claim our status...

A Kent State student stands vigil at the spot where Allison Krause was shot on May 4, 1970. Kent State University held its 46th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place April 26 through May 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provided an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today....

A Kent State student stands vigil at the spot where Allison Krause was shot on May 4, 1970. More than 100 reel-to-reel audio recordings pertaining to the May 4, 1970, Kent State University shootings and their aftermath are now accessible through the Kent State University Special Collections and Archives’ digital repository. Some of the recently digitized items include previously inaccessible audio recordings of radio call-in forums, a...

Photo from Kent State Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, to serve as keynote speaker  Kent State University holds its 46th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place April 26 through May 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provides an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and...

Photo from Kent State Collaboration includes radio reports and documentary film The WKSU newsroom looks back at two significant historical events, presented in collaboration with Western Reserve PBS. As the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War approaches, Western Reserve PBS (WNEO/WEAO) joins with a national PBS effort to examine...