KENT, Ohio — On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a Kent State University crowd gathered to protest the Vietnam War and the bombing of Cambodia. Four students were killed and nine others were injured, spurring nationwide protests and school closures.
The university began recognizing the memory of the students as early as 1971, according to the Ohio History Connection.
This year, Kent State events for the 49th anniversary include insight from Watergate journalist Bob Woodward and J. Kavin Ross, a journalist who advocates for more research and recognition of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots.
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