May 4th, 2019

Kent State May 4th

49 year ago today, at 12:24pm, National Guard opened fire on unarmed Kent State Students. To this very day there are questions as to why they fired. Some guardsmen heard an order to fire, others only turned to fire because others were. A recording a student was making from a dorm window came out a few years ago and when enhanced it does sound like someone yells 'fire' immediately before the gun shots. I don't believe this question of 'why' will ever be resolved.


The aftermath of Kent State at other universities around the country led to the student strike of 1970. There were walkouts and protests at over 700 universities. And to comply with the rules, I found an ad for a protest.