In May 1970 at Kent State University, four students were killed and nine were wounded by Ohio National Guardsmen during a non-violent protest against the Vietnam War.
At Kent State University, we have learned much in the past 50 years, especially in the areas of peaceful discourse and conflict resolution. Our hope is to connect the current generation to the generation of May 4, 1970.
This exhibit provides a powerful form of cross-generational connection. It is a simple, adaptable, pop-up pinwheel experience that engages visitors by drawing them into what happened at Kent State on May 4, 1970, and why it matters today.