13 Seconds, 67 Shots, and 4 Dead: Kent State Massacre, 1970 May 4th

May 4th

The heartbreaking carnage of May 4, 1970, had a deep influence on Kent State University, the nation and the world. In the subsequent years, Kent State’s learning community has honored the memories of Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder with an enduring dedication to scholarship that seeks to prevent violence and promote democratic values from public service to civil discourse.

A diversity of distinct content will be obtainable on the May 4 50th Commemoration website beginning Friday, May 1. The focus of the online commemoration will be a distinct video tribute to be aired at noon on Monday, May 4, highlighting footage from past commemorations as well as newly chronicled messages from several of the students wounded in 1970 who reflect on that day and their lives since the shootings. In addition, some prominent national performers whose careers and music were affected by the bloodshed of May 4, 1970, have contributed new messages for the commemoration video and for the 50th website, including David Crosby and Graham Nash, both from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Kent State alumnus Jerry Casale from Devo; and Jesse Colin Young from the Youngbloods.

For more information or to view Kent State’s online 50th Commemoration of May 4, please visit the official website at www.kent.edu/may4kentstate50.


“The Kent State Massacre” ~~ Barbara Dane

“Ohio / Machine Gun” ~~ The Isley Brothers

“Jackson-Kent Blues” ~~ Steve Miller Band

“13 Seconds 67 Shots” ~~ Jeff Powers

“Find the Cost of Freedom” ~~ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

“Hey Sandy” ~~ Christy Moore

“It Could Have Been Me” ~~ Holly Near

“Give Light” ~~ Kim And Reggie Harris

“Diana Part One/Two” ~~ Jefferson Starship

“Turn To Stone” ~~ Joe Walsh

5 thoughts on “13 Seconds, 67 Shots, and 4 Dead: Kent State Massacre, 1970 May 4th

  1. “What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground.” Neil Young’s song has always taken me back to that. I remember being so stunned by it. I was at university and we all were shocked, stunned and could not understand how it had happened.

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    1. I hope that those in power remember, and work to never let such a thing happen again. My friends and I all released the risk of going to Vietnam. We had not realized an equal danger of going to university.

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