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Presidential Advisory and Commemoration chair Roseann Chic Canfora giving her remarks about May 4th and the activism and advocacy still moving the Kent State student body today, at the May 4th Annual Commemoration on May 4, 2023.

53rd May 4 commemoration highlights modern-day student activism

Addison Foreman, Reporter May 4, 2023

Survivors, students and faculty gathered Thursday to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of May 4, 1970, the day the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of students protesting the Vietnam War, killing...

Leaders of the Kent State Candlelight Vigil holding four candles in honor of the lives lost May 4, 1970.

53rd annual candlelight vigil commemorates lives lost on May 4

Jillian Flack, Reporter May 4, 2023

Stars were not the only thing that lit up the sky of the Prentice parking lot last night: dozens of small white candles did as well. Illuminated by these flames, a memorial read four names: Allison Krause,...

Protesters crowd the edge of the Commons below Taylor Hall as they shout and gesture at National Guardsmen during the disturbances on the Kent State campus May 4, 1970. At left, in a cowboy-style shirt and wearing a headband, is Jeffrey Miller, who was killed later that day. 

May 4: A legacy of student activism on campus

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

Kent State’s history of student activism goes back further than May 4, 1970, and will stretch even further into the future, said professor and May 4 survivor, Roseann “Chic” Canfora. She said Kent...

Attorney Niki Schwartz gives legal perspective on the March on Washington, the Kent State shootings and the Lucasville prison riot

Annalexis Davis, Reporter May 2, 2023

Kent State University hosted an event called "Dates with History, A Talk by Attorney Niki Schwartz," about his perspective on the March on Washington, the Kent State shootings and the Lucasville prison...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1968 file photo, Chicago police officers wielding nightsticks confront a demonstrator on the ground in Grant Park after protesters against the Vietnam War climbed on the statue of Civil War Gen. John Logan. It was one of many protests during the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo)

Howie Emmer was one of the founders of SDS in 1968; Colt Hutchinson is the new president in 2020

Madison MacArthur April 30, 2020

When Howie Emmer came to Kent State University in 1965 from Cleveland, he remembers being asked by his roommate from rural Pennsylvania if Emmer would be wearing his rocketship pin each day. The pin was...

Todd Hawley, co-director of the project and associate professor of social studies teacher education.

Summer workshop to guide educators on teaching about May 4

Many events are scheduled for the coming months as the university gears up for the 50th anniversary of May 4. Among these is the “Making Meaning of May 4: The 1970 Kent State Shootings in U.S. History”...

Ron Jones, a member of the Akron-Canton Proud Boys, tends to their table that displays a collection of guns.

O’Rourke calls for change during campus visit

Wearing a gray and yellow Kent State hat, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke addressed a crowd on Risman Plaza Wednesday evening. The presidential candidate talked on issues ranging from gun control to...

Howard Ruffner speaks during his book launch on Thursday Sept. 19, 2019.

Photographer behind photos from May 4 visits Kent State, launches new book

Katie Null Administration reporter September 20, 2019

Howard Ruffner, a Kent State graduate and photographer, visited campus for a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the May 4, 1970 shootings.Ruffner is the man behind many photos taken...

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...

Kent State alumna Susan Avery, of Denver, Colorado, tours the May 4 Visitors Center Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Avery graduated in 82 and said that she wanted to visit the center to pay her respects.

The May 4 Visitors Center: A place of understanding and healing

Skye McEowen May 3, 2015

In 2012, Kent State opened the May 4 Vistors Center as a way to remember the events of May 4, 1970, and the lives of students Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder and Sandra Scheuer who were...

Members of the May 4th Task Force pose for a group photo after the event on Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013.

May 4 Task Force seeks to educate students and community

Kianna Bugglin May 3, 2015

Five years after the May 4, 1970 shooting, the May 4 Task Force formed to organize commemoration events.The Task Force, one of the longest-running student organizations on campus, aims to be the student...

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