4 DEAD, 11 WOUNDED IN NEW KSU TROUBLE
Originally published May 4, 1970: Four persons were killed and a least 11 others shot as National Guardsmen fired into a group of rock throwing protestors at Kent State University today. The dead were two young men and two girls. Read the story>>
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Critical dates, events in the KSU tragedy
A look back at the key dates and events relating the Kent State University shootings of May 4, 1970. Read the story>>
 
Photojournalist vividly recalls covering unrest, shooting
We look back to find what time has buried, and, remembering, we draw it forward. Sharp as cut crystal, it hangs now before us -- sights and smells and sounds of days in May. And as we turn memories to words, we begin to understand. (2000
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May 4 answers lost in the chaos
This is not what you want to hear. If you expect to read this story and understand what happened on May 4, 1970, you will be disappointed. (2000) Read the story>>
 
May 4 memory is kept alive
For 27 years, they have gathered at Kent State University, to stand in silence, to march by candlelight, to listen to speakers uphold the value of protest. (1997)
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Memorial a place for reflection
It took a split second for an M-1 shell to pierce the thick brownish steel of Don Drumm's sculpture on Blanket Hill. It didn't take much longer for that hole to become an informal memorial to what happened there on May 4, 1970. (2000) Read the story>>

Memorial is symbol of grief and finally, healing
The wind and rain put out the candles at the memorial Friday, moments after they were lighted. All that was left by late afternoon were rows of unburnt candles, a few scattered flowers and some scribbled notes to Allison, Sandy, Bill and Jeff. (1990)
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Neil Young's 'Ohio' captures gravity of event
The words still pack a punch: "Four dead in Ohio." Decades after those words first catapulted from the lips of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in Ohio, they still capture the seriousness of the tragic shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. (2000) Read the story>>