Events hosted by the May 4 Task Force:

Daily Kent Stater

Wednesday, May 4


12:00 a.m. – 12:24 p.m. — Prentice Hall Parking Lot

Annual Silent Candlelight Vigil

The Vigil will begin at roughly midnight and will extend to 12:24 p.m.  Participants stand in the locations of the four slain students for half-hour time slots in silent reflection. 


9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Commons

Historic Site Tours

Guided tours of the historic site will leave every half hour from The Victory Bell located in The Commons.


9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Kent Student Center, room 319

“Women In Activism”

Women of all ages who consider themselves to be activists are encouraged to participate in this open exchange of ideas.


Noon – 3:00 p.m. — Commons

35th Annual May 4 Commemoration “Tell Me Father, Did They Aim?”

The annual speakers program will feature:

  • Dr. William F. Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA
  • Russ Miller, brother of Jeffrey Miller
  • Nancy Tuttle, sister of Bill Schroeder
  • Barry Lavine, boyfriend of Allison Krause
  • Mike Alewitz, labor muralist / friend of Sandy Scheuer
  • Marc Lencl, Vietnam Vet
  • Chad Salamon, Iraq Vet
  • Ken Hammond, Kent SDS
  • Gene Young, Jackson State witness
  • Other performances by, Sue Jeffers, Ashley Toussant and The Waterband

Source: May 4 Task Force’s Web site