Remembering Kent State 1970
On May 4th, 1970, Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on Kent State students protesting the invasion of Cambodia, the escalation of the Vietnam War - and the presence of the guard on campus. In this documentary from 2000, WKSU takes a look at the personal stories and larger lessons that grew from May 4, 1970.
Four students died; nine were wounded. The scene became an icon for the Baby Boom generation.
In 2018, on the 48th anniversary of the shooting, the site was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark.
For many, the history is not national. It's personal. And while it's fading out of many textbooks and memories, it's fresh in the lives of many others.