The tragedy of May 4, 1970, left four Kent State University students dead and nine injured while profoundly changing the campus and America’s view of the Vietnam War.
Fifty years later, a new 144-page Akron Beacon Journal book featuring freshly curated photos from its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage will look back at events before, during and after the tragic day.
As a former Kent student who took many classes in the ROTC building; and whose father Dr. E C Pickard was a physician at the campus health center on that fateful day; this excellent book brought back many memories. Ver well done!
This is a very impressive work and well documents these historic events. I was a freshman at Ohio State University at the time, and have often said that the same tragic outcome could have happened at OSU as well. My thanks to all involved at the Akron Beacon-Journal for their outstanding work. May we never forget.
May 4, 1970: The Kent State Story in Pictures
Interesting, disturbing, horrifying, and informational. Some I knew, most of the photos were new to me. Also learned much about the controversy over the annex and the protests around it. Thank you! Great book!
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