Susan Kirkman Zake

Jerry Lewis, a witness to the shootings and an emeritus professor of sociology at Kent State, bows his head after ringing the Victory Bell on the Commons in memory of the four students killed at Kent State on May 4, 1970 and the two students killed at Jackson State 10 days later. His wife Diane is at left. Despite the cancellation of events related to the May 4 50th anniversary—alternatives were offered online—the annual tradition of a candlelight march and the vigil in the Prentice Hall parking lot continued with face masks and social distancing in place.