SOURCE: Washington Post
The Girl in the Kent State Photo
by Patricia McCormick
Mary Ann Vecchio's life was forever changed by being pictured in the famous photograph with Kent State shooting victim Jeffrey Miller; she became a lightning rod for a nation's anger at age 14.
Policing, Protest, and the Role of the University
by David S. Busch
Student activists at Northwestern, in other words, are asking a similar question that emerged out of the 1960s and famous protest moments at Jackson State and Kent State in 1970: What should be the university’s public purpose?
SOURCE: New York Times
Alan Canfora, Who Carried Wounds From Kent State, Dies at 71
After being wounded by National Guard fire at Kent State, Canfora worked tirelessly to ensure that the violence would not be erased from the university's or the nation's history.
SOURCE: The Nation
Kent State: 50 Years After the Shootings
by Thomas M. Grace
Myth has obscured the conflict that led to the killings at Kent State: a long-building clash between a broad set of youth-led protest movements and established authority. That clash continued after May 4, 1970.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Harsh Rhetoric Tears Us Apart — And Can Make Violence Seem Acceptable
by Charles Holden, Zach Messitte and Jerald Podair
The pugilistic speeches that caused Agnew’s political star to rise also eroded Americans’ bonds of empathy at a time when the nation desperately needed statesmanship.
SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer
On the 50th Anniversary, America’s Still not Fully Recovered from the Wounds of Kent State
by Will Bunch
Historian Thomas Grace argued that, contrary to the perception of student protesters as Ivy League elites, movements at Kent State built on family histories of labor unionism and the perception that working class kids' path to a better life was being short-circuited by the war in Vietnam.
How 13 Seconds Changed Kent State University Forever
As the 50th anniversary of the Kent State killings passed this week, the University had been advancing along a difficult path to acknowledge the events and introduce new students to the campus's tragic history.
50 Years After Kent State: Four Deaths Shocked a Nation and Thrust Me into Student Activism
by James Thornton Harris
An HNN Contributing Editor reflects on how the Kent State killings pushed him to student activism and the legacy of protest fifty years later.
Fifty Years Ago This Spring: Millions of Students Struck To End a War in Vietnam
by Steve Early
1970 Student Strike participant Steve Early reflects on the massive college student walkouts and their relevance to today's political climate.
49 Years After the Kent State Shootings, New Photos Are Revealed
The new photos were taken by John Filo and Howard Ruffner, two students at the university.
Review of Howard Means's "67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence"
by Luther Spoehr
Clearing the smoke away from 13 fateful seconds.
SOURCE: The Sixties: A Journal of History, Culture and Politics
Historian calls Kent State shooter’s guilt into question
John Fitzgerald O’Hara argues that never-before-seen evidence clears Myron Pryor.
SOURCE: The Akron Beacon Journal
FBI investigates Kent State professor over possible ties to ISIS
An FBI spokeswoman confirmed that associate professor Julio “Assad” Pino is being investigated. Pino denied connections to the radical Muslim organization.
Kent State's Julio Pino goes after colleagues at a journal who urged him to apologize for remarks he made about Israel
by Julio Cesar Pino
"I say most of you study Latin America for the same reason Eichmann learned Hebrew."
Professor Julio Pino’s “Death to Israel” shout: Why Israel Must Confront Its Past
by Walter L. Hixson
Shifting the focus from the professor to the organization — the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America — offers the opportunity to consider the actual issues involved in what should have been an orderly intellectual exchange on a university campus.
Should Julio Pino still be teaching at Kent State?
by Steven Plaut
This past week Kent State gained a new basis for international notoriety, this time of academic standards and decency.
William A. Gordon: What Kent State's Memorial Lacks
Kent State's memorial to the May 4, 1970 shootings on its campus has spawned quite a few phony issues.
Is Kent State in Denial About What Happened There 35 Years Ago?
by William A. Gordon
Kent State damages history when it consistently sends the message that the tragedy is not worth scholarly attention.
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