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The Kent State shootings—also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre—occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.


Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced in a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance.


There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students, and the event further affected the public opinion—at an already socially contentious time—over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.

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She said she learned a lot about American history from the talk, especially things like the Kent State massacre which she had not known about before. “I was very glad to learn the history,” Baird said. “It had me thinking about comparing (those events) to present day.” Thorson reiterated a statement he made ...
Donald Trump, inflamed by Fox News' coverage of Central Americans who plan to seek asylum en masse in the U.S., signed an order Wednesday deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border. The New York Times adds context to Trump's decision, reporting that many military officials oppose the ...

As a young woman, she attended college in Ohio during the Kent State Massacre and was an activist marching against the war. As a young bride, she walked down the aisle three months' pregnant, much to the chagrin of her parents. In short, she defied her “proper” upbringing with spirit and spunk. Then ...
Mr. Hernandez was the first American civilian to be killed by active-duty military troops since the Kent State massacre in 1970, and the episode led the Clinton administration to suspend troop patrols near the border. That kind of encounter, or worse, could erupt if Mr. Trump sends a large number of National ...
It should have been the pinnacle of a career that began in 1970, when Arizona State University wouldn't fly flags at half-mast after the Kent State massacre. Lacey dropped out and started a newspaper, and he built it into the nation's largest chain of alternative weeklies, at one time owning 17 publications.
He also said one of the biggest rallies during this time took place in response to the Kent State Massacre in 1970. “There was a march at night where people walked from the top of the mountain to the flagpole and everyone was holding candles,” McIntosh said. “I would say at least half of the campus was ...

The Kent State massacre was America's Rubicon. It sparked and fuelled such outrage against the war in Vietnam that the great American misadventure ended five years later in a humiliating defeat by ragtag soldiers from the North who invaded Saigon and chased the Americans out of the country.
A famous protest that stunned the nation was the Kent State University protest which occurred on May 4, 1970 and was later known as the Kent State Massacre. The students protested Nixon's invasion of Cambodia, where the police had also killed four students which led to the entire nation marching for ...
Photo right: Dominic Wolters, Jackson Kerr, Gabriel Reynolds and Stephen Boler (from L to R) placed 4th out of 40 teams in the state at the Global Minnesota Academic WorldQuest event at the U of M. (Photo courtesy of Global Minnesota). • Global Minnesota, with support from the World Affairs Council and ...
... Kayla Selbitschka for the individual exhibit “Hela Cells”; Emma Mueller for the individual exhibit “The Lavender Scare”; David Amobi, Trinh Nguyen and Pany Thor for the website “Kent State Massacre”; William Farley, Kao Nou Lee and Lee Thao for the website “Secret War in Laos”; Maria Chiaramonti for ...

Today, May 4th, 2017, is the 47th anniversary of the infamous Kent State Massacre – where 4 students were shot to death and 9 wounded by National Guardsmen during anti-Vietnam war protests on the Ohio campus. Protests at Kent State were part of a wave of demonstrations that swept the country right ...
C. D. "Gus" Lambros was the staunchest defender of the Ohio National Guard during the first few years after the killings at Kent State University. He successfully defended three of the shooters during the 1974 criminal trial, as well as Sergeant Myron Pryor. Pryor was not indicted after a book by Peter Davies ...
The Kent State Massacre forced the National Guard to change the way it dealt with peaceful protesters from then forth. They were giving non lethal weapons such as the rubber bullets we've seen used in the riots in St. Louis and Baltimore. In 1999 the university constructed an individual memorial for each ...
On the 46th anniversary of the Kent State massacre, attorney Michael Kuzma will bring a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Justice ... Attorney Daire Brian Irwin, who is handling Kuzma's complaint filing, said, “Through this lawsuit we hope to learn if the Kent State killings are another ...
Photo from the Kent State massacre, published in the May 18, 1970, issue of Newsweek. .... In New York City, nearly 5,000 mourners joined the family of Jeffrey Miller at services addressed by Dr. Benjamin Spock, who declared that the Kent State killings "may do more to end the war in Vietnam than all the ...
To that end, we are traveling to Geneva, Switzerland, next week to demand accountability for the Kent State massacre before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which will be reviewing U.S. compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), one of the few human ...
Recognize this photograph? It shows 14-year-old Mary Ann Vecchio screaming and kneeling over the body of 20-year-old Jeffrey Miller, shot during the Kent State Massacre. Kent State photojournalism student John Paul Filo — just 22-years-old at the time — captured the image, and was later awarded the ...
... church had never been asked to host a concert.” Music speaks universal truths, which is why a piece such as “Requiem” has been requested by famous composers (Chopin, Schubert) to play during their funerals. It was also used for funerals for John F. Kennedy and the victims of the Kent State massacre.
Notable photographs in the collection include the Kent State Massacre in 1970. Ortique, who was the first African American appointed to the Louisiana Supreme Court, served as a member of President Richard Nixon's special commission to investigate the incident. Xavier University's former president Dr.
First place: Lain Davison, Olivia Pierce and Madison Riley, Carthage, "'Flowers are Better than Bullets': The Story of the Kent State Massacre." Second place: Denise Barnard and Kylee Vestal, Nevada, "Claudette Colvin: A Fight for Equality." Third place: Collier Hendricks, Brayden Selgeby and Colton ...


 

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