Weekend Ceremonies Commemorate 1970 Kent State University Shootings

May 2, 2014


Kent State University will pause this weekend to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the shooting deaths of four students during a protest of the Vietnam War.

Panel discussions are scheduled on campus tomorrow to reflect on the May Fourth, 1970 shootings and the evolution of political activism. An annual candlelight vigil in the parking lot where the students were killed by Ohio National Guard troops begins Saturday night and runs into noon on Sunday, when commemoration ceremonies begin.