Commons candlelight marchers

Susan Kirkman Zake

Avalyn Lund-Goldstein (right) holds their candle on the Commons at Kent State as a small group of marchers prepare to walk across the campus on May 3, 2020. The coronavirus forced the university to move the 50th anniversary commemoration events to virtual formats, but a small group of marchers still walked across campus as they have for 50 years since the May 4, 1970 shootings. Following the march, four people held candles in the spaces of the Prentice Hall parking lot where each student fell.