On May 2, 1970, Kent Mayor LeRoy Satron places a call to Gov. James A. Rhodes requesting the Ohio National Guard troops to help protect the town. Protestors set fire to the ROTC building that evening. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes delivers a firey speech on the campus of Kent State where he called the student protestors, " The worst type of people that we harbor in America." An evening protest blocked the main intersections and was broken up by guardsmen with tear gas and bayonets.
KSU geology professor Glenn Frank (center) talks with National Guard Gen. Robert Canterbury on May 4, 1970. Approximately 1,500 to 2000 students are gathered on the Commons and surrounding hills. (Don Roese/Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Beacon Journal photo/ May 4, 1970
The charred ROTC building is fenced off as protesters, National Guardsmen and on lookers fill the Kent State Commons are on
(Don Roese/Akron Beacon Journal/ file photo)
At 12:24 p.m. on May 4, 1970, at the crest of Blanket Hill, an estimated 28 guardsmen stop, raise their weapons and begin firing. Over the course of 13 seconds, 61 rounds are fired. Four students are killed and nine are wounded. (Don Roese/ Akron Beacon Journal file photo)