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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Swaths of people attend Kent States May 4 Commemoration in the memory of those who were lost.

Kent State community gathers for 52nd anniversary of May 4 shootings

Kaitlyn Finchler and Zaria Johnson May 4, 2022

Thomas Grace, a survivor whose name is synonymous with the May 4, 1970 shootings where four Kent State students lost their lives, rang the Victory Bell on the Commons below Taylor Hall in their memory...

Todd Diacon poses with five of the nine wounded survivors from the May 4 shooting at a dedication ceremony for markers honoring the wounded.  
(L-R) Donald Scott Mackenzie, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Todd Diacon, Joseph Lewis
Bottom: Dean Kahler

Nine markers dedicated to commemorate May 4 wounded

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor May 4, 2022

Nine former students, who were wounded on May 4, 1970, were honored during a dedication ceremony for markers placed at each spot near Taylor Hall where they were shot 52 years ago. Four other students...

Jerry Lewis speaking on Monday, May 2 at the Jerry M. Lewis May 4 Lecture and Luncheon.

Remembering May 4 kicks off with Jerry M. Lewis Lecture

Mariah Alanskas, Reporter May 3, 2022

The commencement of the Jerry M. Lewis Lecture series and luncheon not only honored emeritus professor Lewis, a witness to the May 4, 1970 shootings, but also centered on recognizing and memorializing...

11/17/16 May 4 book Thomas Grace

The lasting impact of May 4

Lauren Rathmell November 16, 2016

Each year past and present Kent State students gather to commemorate the tragedy that occurred on May 4, 1970. It is a day that marks the university's past, and it is a part of the school’s history.Thomas...

Alan Canfora waves a black flag as the National Guard takes aim on May 4, 1970.

Blood Brothers: An eventful day has bonded nine men for life

Melissa Puppo May 4, 2015

In 13 seconds, 67 gunshots killed four Kent State students. Nine others also suffered gun shot wounds, endangering their lives.The nine wounded have become the voices of the fallen in effort to share the...

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