Monday, May 4, 2009

39th Annual Commemoration of the May 4, 1970, Tragedy



On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire into a busy college campus during a school day. A total of 67 shots were fired in 13 seconds. Four students (Allison Krause, William Schroeder, Jeffrey Miller, and Sandra Scheuer) were killed. Nine students were wounded.

Join us at Kent State University, May 4, 2009, for the 39th annual commemoration of the May 4, 1970, tragedy. At noon, outdoors on the KSU Commons, join the modern KSU students of the May 4 Task Force and their invited guest participants/speakers, including:

May 4 eyewitness Mary Ann Vecchio; Pulitzer-prize winner photographer John Filo; Laurel Krause, sister of Allison Krause; 1969 Ann Arbor White Panther leader Pun Plamundon; May 4 casualty Alan Canfora; 1970 eyewitness Steve Drucker; May 4 eyewitness Chic Canfora & other speakers & musicians.

May 3 evening events:
7pm: Kiva, Student Center, POETRY readings.
11pm: CANDLIGHT MARCH departs KSU Commons.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL all night long: sign up with M4TF students to reserve your 30-minute vigil spot.

For more information, contact the May 4 Task Force students:
http://dept.kent.edu/may4/

See also, regarding the 2009 May 4 Symposium sponsored by the KSU administration:
http://www.kent.edu/About/History/May4/Democracy/index2.cfm

Finally, KSU is planning a new May 4 Site Visitor's Center in Taylor Hall:
http://www.kent.edu/may4/

JOIN US. All events are free & open to the public. *In case of rain, May 4 Commemoration will be held in the KSU Student Center Ballroom.


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