Kent State: 40 years after the massacre

The World

On May 4, 1970, a small group of national guardsmen opened fire on anti-war protesters who had gathered at Ohio’s Kent State University. Forty years later, the gunshots, which lead to a national climate of anxiety and civil unrest may seem like a page in a history book, or a distant memory, to those who grew up after the event. We listen back to the tension and tragedy that makes the wounds of the Kent State massacre still fresh today.

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