“Unnecessary, unwarranted, and inexcusable”

That was the conclusion of the President’s Commission on Campus Unrest regarding the shootings that took place on the Kent State campus on May 4, 1970.  Today, 40 years later, we remember the victims:

The Kent FourThe Dead

  • Allison Krause, 19
  • Jeffrey Miller, 20
  • Sandra Scheuer, 20
  • William Schroeder, 19








The Wounded

  • Alan Canfora
  • John Cleary
  • Thomas Grace
  • Dean Kahler (permanently paralyzed)
  • Joseph Lewis Jr.
  • Donald MacKenzie
  • James Russell (died 2007)
  • Robert Stamps (died 2008)
  • Douglas Wrentmore

“Dates and facts are not enough to show what happened in the past when dealing with people.  It is necessary to analyze and delve into the human side of history to come up with the truth. History must be made relevant to the present to make it useful.”  — written by Allison Krause on a final history exam


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