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Professor turns fear into change
May 4th inspired Dolores Knoll to lead gay rights movement at Kent State
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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Dr. Dolores Noll led the gay rights movement on Kent State University as an English professor after the May 4th, 1970 campus shootings.
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A Kent State University professor who protested along with students the day National Guardsmen opened fire, turned the tragedy into change. Dolores Knoll says the killing of four students 40 years ago this week marked the day she decided to embrace her sexuality and lead the gay rights movement on campus.
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This is a wonderful piece of history. It ties gay liberation to the upheavals of the 1960s, and lets us see what the courage of individuals can do. Thanks for reporting on it.


Posted by: John D'Emilio (UIC, Chicago) on June 15, 2010 12:30PM
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