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Professor Jerry Lewis, left, talks about his first hand experiences at the May 4th shooting to a group of open carry gun walkers like Jeffry Smith, right, at the May 4th memorial Saturday Sept. 24, 2016.

Bearing arms on campus

Angelo Angel, Lydia Taylor September 24, 2016

Bearing Arms on Campus from KentWired.com on Vimeo.A group of roughly 30 participants with firearms ranging from rifles to handguns marched on Kent State’s campus Saturday to show their support for open...

Kent State professor emeritus of sociology, Jerry Lewis, announces the beginning of the May 4 commemoration candlelight vigil on Sunday, May 3, 2015. This year is the 45th anniversary of the May 4 shootings.

Sociology professor details May 4 shooting

Samantha Meisenburg April 17, 2016

It took 13 seconds, 67 shots, 28 Guardsmen, nine injured and four dead to make Kent State infamous on a Monday afternoon 46 years ago.President Nixon announced the invasion of American troops into Cambodia April...

Jerry M. Lewis, Kent State professor emeritus of sociology, gives a tour of the May 4 walk on Sept. 15, 2014. Lewis was a professor on campus during the shooting on May 4, 1970.

School funding makes May 4 education difficult in local districts

Katie Nix May 4, 2015

Forty-five years ago, the identity of the Kent community was changed forever when Ohio National Guardsmen fired into a crowd of protesting students and passersby.After four Kent State students were killed...

Jerry M. Lewis, Kent Stater Professor Emeritus of Sociology, gives a tour of the May 4 walk on Sept. 15, 2014. Lewis was a professor on campus during the shooting on May 4, 1970.

Q&A with Jerry Lewis, May 4 historian

Katie Nix May 3, 2015

Jerry M. Lewis, a professor emeritus in Kent State’s sociology department, has been studying May 4 and its effects since the events unfolded before him 45 years ago. He’s written numerous articles...

Professor Jerry Lewis, author of the book Sports Fan Violence in North America, speaks with alumni following his lecture on sports fan violence and its sociological impact Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 in the Williamson Alumni Center.

Lecture highlights growing issues of sports fan violence

Gabrielle Martinez November 6, 2014

A Kent State emeritus professor discussed the behavior of violent sports fans in his “Classes Without Quizzes” lecture titled “Sports Fan Violence: An American Social Problem” Thursday evening...

In 2014, retailer Urban Outfitters promoted a controversial Kent State sweatshirt.

Kent State community outraged by Urban Outfitters’ offensive sweatshirt

Hannah Armenta September 15, 2014

Jerry Lewis, a professor emeritus of sociology at Kent State, witnessed the shootings on May 4, 1970 at Kent State’s campus, and had one question for clothing company Urban Outfitters on Monday.“How...

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