By may 4, the day of the kent state massacre, there were 2,000 people on the campus handing out leaflets, making speeches, and standing up to demand peace nervous about what these people would do, the state sent in the national guard and ordered the demonstrators to disperse. Kent state shootings: digital archive audio recordings, photographs, artworks, and thousands of documents from the may 4 collection that have been put into digital format for tips on using this digital collection, please view our kent state shootings digital archive video tutorial. Find the perfect kent state massacre stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images download premium images you can't get anywhere else. On this day 47 years ago at kent state university in ohio, four students were killed and nine others wounded when armed members of the national guard opened fire on a crowd of protestors the. Kent state student killings in 1970, the united states was in the middle of the vietnam war, and anti-war demonstrations among students around the country were frequent however, one at kent state university in kent, ohio (near akron) turned deadly.
The boston massacre vs the kent state massacre by studying both the boston massacre and the kent state massacre, i have decided that through my research that the kent state massacre was the only real massacre between these two events. The incident took place may 4, 1970 the event, which killed four and injured nine students, started when kent state activists, protesting against nixon administration's planned invasion of cambodia, launched a demonstration that included setting fire to the rotc building guarded by national guardsmen the incident evoked national attention and eight guardsmen were indicted. The campus massacre before kent state the first mass police shooting on a us college campus happened two years before the ohio national guard opened fire on student protesters at kent state.
The may 4 shootings at kent state university: the search for historical accuracy by jerry m lewis and thomas r hensley on may 4, l970 members of the ohio national guard fired into a crowd of kent state university demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine kent state students. Kent state university in kent, ohio, was one such campus where tense protests were held the campus was a relatively unlikely setting for the dramatic events that unfolded over the span of four days leading up to the tragedy. On may 4, 1970, at kent state university, just 15 miles from akron, members of the ohio national guard opened fire on unarmed demonstrators protesting the illegal bombing of cambodia. The shootings that occurred at kent state university, ohio, on may 4, 1970 have been a dark spot in american history for almost 36 years it is a day remembered by many names, the kent state shootings, may 4 or the kent state massacre. The kent state massacre angered many and incited additional protests at schools across the country the four students who were killed were allison krause.
Kent state massacre lyrics: brothers, listen to my story / sisters, listen to my song / gonna sing of four young people / who are now dead and gone / two of them were twenty / and two were just. This page serves as a gateway to a wide range of resources related to the kent state shootings of may 4, 1970 and their aftermath that are housed in the kent state university libraries' department of special collections and archives. Believe about the kent state massacre or other such events after some years, a second form of this painting entered rotation (above), and is sometimes used instead of the first. When the national guard shot four students at kent state on may 4, 1970, it triggered national outcry but kent state isn't the only school that saw such violence.
The news of the kent state university shootings shocked the public the school was closed for the rest of the semester, as were hundreds of other colleges across the country the next weekend, 100,000 people gathered in washington, dc, to protest the troops being sent into cambodia when singer. Photo from the kent state massacre, published in the may 18, 1970, issue of newsweek newsweek archives orders off the podium, said a reliable source, rhodes all but took personal command of. “the kent state massacre” as it came to be called, had a resounding impact on many facets of american society, let alone the future of the vietnam war itself in a may, 1970 study published by the urban institute, the kent state incident was “the single factor which triggered the only national student strike in united states history.
Kent state university administrative offices records are online the collection provides a broad view of the administration’s activities and responses to the kent state shootings of may 4, 1970. On may 9th, only five days after the kent state massacre, 100,000 people (predominantly students) converged on washington dc in protest against the vietnam war and the kent state shootings ten days after the events at kent state, demonstrations took place at jackson state college, a black teacher’s college in jackson, mississippi. The kent state university fight song blared down main street, the city of kent was flooded with blue and gold, alumni and friends gathered and reminisced about their kent state days, fans packed the stadium to cheer on their beloved golden flashes, and the entire campus boomed with kent state pride. Kent state university massacre 1971 pulitzer prize, spot news photography, john paul filo, valley daily news and daily dispatch spring 1970, student activists tear.