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On May 4, 1970, four students were killed by the National Guard during a protest held on campus. Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder had their lives taken in an instant.

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CNN has begun airing its new original series, "Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History," which will feature an episode about Kent State, May 4 and The Vietnam War.

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The announcement that Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, would be the keynote speaker for the May 4 commemoration was followed by mixed reaction from current and former Kent State students.

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Kent State University Special Collections and Archives’ digital repository made 119 audio recordings regarding the May 4, 1970, shootings and its aftermath accessible to the public. 

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Many musicians have created songs, including one of the most famous ones “Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, based on the events that transpired on May 4, 1970. Here are some more songs that show that May 4 still influenced music from the ‘70s to the ‘90s.

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Females from all walks of life got together in the Student Center on Saturday to speak about women’s activism, how they perceive it and how it relates to the events of May 4 at the May 4 Task Force’s Women’s Activism workshop.

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Captain J. Ronald Snyder of the 145th Infantry, Company C of the Ohio National Guard, started toward Kent on the Akron Expressway after being called in due to riots downtown. He vividly remembers the sky that day: bright red. The year was 1970.

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Jerry M. Lewis, a professor emeritus in Kent State’s sociology department, has been studying May 4 and its effects since the events unfolded before him 45 years ago. He’s written numerous articles on the subject and is one of the founding members of the annual May 4 Vigil and March.

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As President Beverly Warren and the university identify aspects of the Kent State rebranding process, perhaps one of the most controversial parts of the discussions remains what to do with May 4, 1970.

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With May 4’s 45th anniversary of the May 4th 1970's shooting less than a month away, the May 4 Visitors Center and Wick Poetry Center joined to discuss what trauma really is and how to nurture it and heal with the “Overcoming Trauma through Creativity” event on Tuesday.