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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Grim Anniversary: Remembering Kent State 40 Years Later

Forty years ago today, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on protesting students at Kent State University. When the shooting was over, four students were dead, one student was permanently paralyzed, and eight others were injured. In the wake of the shootings, the attention of the nation was focused on the Ohio campus. The shootings prompted the largest student strike in United States history and a change in public opinion about the Vietnam War. The photo above depicts the four students who were killed at Kent State – Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder. That image comes from Kent State University’s May 4 Collection. That collection contains many other photographs as well as news accounts, moving images, oral histories and documents related to the shootings and their aftermath.

1 comment:

  1. On or about May 4 each year I pray at our church for the four students that died, for forgiveness of the young men who murdered them, and for the old men who sanctioned the murders. We owe the four students our love and respect.