May 4 Task Force – Sidebar

David Williams

The May 4 Task Force was founded in 1975 after Kent State administration stopped sponsoring the annual ceremony commemorating the events of May 4, 1970. Since 1975, the May 4 Task Force has planned the annual commemoration ceremony and has made efforts to “educate the student body about the history and importance of that day” according to their page on the Kent State website. The task force had a hand in dedicating the site of the shooting as a National Historic Landmark in 2018.