Information Repository for the Kent State Massacre
May 4, 2010 10:42 AM   Subscribe

Information repository for the Kent State Massacre from Ohio's WKSU-FM. With audio, video, photographs, and interviews of people who were there in honor of the 40th anniversary. Previously 2
posted by destro (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite


I'd love to hear Alison Krauss cover CSNY's "Ohio."
posted by klangklangston at 11:37 AM on May 4, 2010

At the time, John W. Campbell published an editorial in Analog saying (if I may severely condense his point) that it just goes to show how foolish it is to throw rocks at armed men. I was offended by this editorial and wrote to Campbell about it (he replied, and I still have his letter in my files) but I have come to think that he does have a point. Even so, the National Guard should have shown greater restraint, rather than escalating the idiocy. Of course, it was an era of escalation, that's how the war got started.
posted by grizzled at 11:39 AM on May 4, 2010

Just wanted to post this from the earlier, deleted thread. An interview with the boyfriend and the mother of Allison Krausse. Heartbreaking.
posted by notsnot at 1:01 PM on May 4, 2010

Worth remembering:
"On May 14, ten days after the Kent State shootings, two students were killed (and 12 wounded) by police at the historically black Jackson State University under similar circumstances, but that event did not arouse the same nationwide attention as the Kent State shootings." (wiki)
posted by msalt at 10:11 PM on May 4, 2010

Recycling the students shot first trope
posted by hortense at 12:01 AM on May 5, 2010

Kent State shootings, people.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:01 PM on May 5, 2010

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