Kent State and May 4th a social science perspective by Thomas R. Hensley

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  • Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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StatementThomas R. Hensley, Jerry M. Lewis.
ContributionsLewis, Jerry M. 1937-
LC ClassificationsLD4191.O72 H46 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 219 p. :
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL55644M
ISBN 100787266914
LC Control Number99068997

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Jerry M. Lewis is professor emeritus of sociology at Kent State University. As a Kent State faculty member inhe witnessed the May 4 shootings while serving as a faculty marshall. Since then, Lewis has been involved in researching, memorializing, and lecturing about the tragedy, and recently, along with Hensley, Price: $ From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War.

May 4, Kent State University. As protestors roil 4/5(11). Directed by Katherine Burke, May 4th Voices premiered on May 2,on the Kent State University campus.

It offered the Kent community an opportunity to take ownership of its own tragic story and engage in a creative, healing dialogue.5/5(2). From bestselling author Derf Backderf comes the untold story of the Kent State shootingstimed for the 50th anniversary On May 4,the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University.

In a deadly barrage of 67 shots, 4 students were killed and 9 shot and wounded/5. But in the review and analysis of May 4th, at Kent State, it appears that the farther away we get, the less passionate and more information we have to judge the event and causes.

As the most recent book on the event, this publication should be read and weighed against Michenor's early book, Peter Davies conspiracy book, and the other Cited by: 3. The tragedy of May 4,left four Kent State University students dead and nine injured while profoundly changing the campus and America’s view of the Vietnam War.

Fifty years later, a new Akron Beacon Journal book with Pulitzer Prize-winning photos will look back at /5(61). By the Book: Recommended Reading on May 4, | KENT STATE TODAY, May 4, 50th Commemoration University News, May 4 50, Featured May 4 | Plenty has been written about May 4, Ken Burhanna, dean of Kent State UniversityLibraries, offers his preferred reading list.

50th Commemoration of May 4. The annual May 4 Commemoration provides an opportunity for all to remember and honor the tragic events of May 4, that occurred on the Kent State. Four Kent State University students were killed and nine were injured on May 4,when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a crowd gathered to protest the Vietnam War.

Kent State and May 4th book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Presents research undertaken by members of the political science an /5(2).

Wow. This book was published about a year after Kent State shootings. Author and other researchers went to Kent and interviewed major and minor participants and witnesses. If you want to know what was happening at Kent State and on college campuses inthis book is a by: By Thomas Hensley and Jerry Lewis.

Beginning with a detailed description of the May 4 shootings and the events that preceded them, Kent State and May 4th is a revised, updated, and expanded volume of essays that seeks to answer frequently raised questions while correcting historical inaccuracies.

Authored by two KSU professors. Highly informative look at the events leading up to and including May 4th, at Kent State University. Due to the time of its writing, though, the aftermath is a muddled mess that lays out the chaotic search for answers. 50 years later, there are many answers, but youll have to look elsewhere than this book 4/5.

The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre), were the shootings on May 4,of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, during a rally against the expanding involvement of the Vietnam War into neutral Cambodia by United States military forces as well as the National Guard presence on on: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States.

The May 4 Collection, established by the Kent State University Libraries inincludes over cubic feet of primary sources related to the Kent State shootings and their aftermath. The collection is open to the public and is used by researchers from around the world.

As a student and activist at Kent State during the mid-late s I recognized the May 4, shootings as a singular event in U.S. history.

What Tom's book does so thoroughly is put the shootings in a larger perspective, showing the tragedy to be a cumulative--and perhaps, inevitable (given the tensions on both sides of the political spectrum)--result of nearly two decades of post-WWII Cited by: 1.

Kent State/May 4: Echoes Through a Decade. Kent: Kent State University Press, Through a series of essays, this book provides town and gown reactions to May 4th. Not only do the selection of articles give insight into the events of May 4,but there is also a focus on the aftermath. Kent State shootings have been the most mysterious and controversial event of its time.

Several investigations, reviews, logic, and conclusions were drawn. Apart from this, there were many writers who came up with their theories and wrote it down.

Here is the list of the top 10 books on The Kent State Shootings by different writers and their conclusions: The list of the books above have been. Kent State to Gather for 49th Annual May 4 Commemoration, Host Renowned Journalist Bob Woodward Kent State’s May 4 Visitors Center Celebrates Life.

“May 4 is a huge deal, and it’s really important to Kent State,” Sarah MacPherson, a Student Success intern, told Simons and other students in a discussion group. “I’m really glad that they picked these books. RMay 4: Through the Looking Glass, created within Kent State University’s School of Emerging Media and Technology in collaboration with Alan Canfora, is an interactive exhibition that seeks to open up new spaces for thinking and feeling the profound legacies of May 4, Ken Hammond was a Kent SDS leader in late 60's, a speaker at the May 4, rally, and a member of Kent His papers include publications, flyers, leaflets, and other materials created by Hammond and the organizations with which he was involved while at Kent State.

Supported by the Ohio Humanities Council, May 4th Voices was originally written and performed as part of a community arts project for the 40th commemoration of the events of May text of David Hassler’s play is based on the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project, begun in by Sandra Halem and housed in Kent State University 5/5(1).

Beginning with a detailed description of the May 4 shootings and the events that preceded them, Kent State and May 4th is a revised, updated, and expanded volume of essays that seeks to answer frequently raised questions while correcting historical inaccuracies.

The third edition includes a new essay that analyzes a group of television. Teenager Mary Ann Vecchio (kneeling, with white neckerchief) and others surround the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller ( - ) who had been shot during an anti-war demonstration on the university campus, Kent, Ohio, May 4, Author: Tara Law.

May 4 Memorials On the Kent Campus. B'nai B'rith Hillel Marker (Kent State University); Candlelight Walk and Vigil (Kent State University); Center for Peaceful Change (Kent State University); Don Drumm Sculpture (Kent State University) "The Kent Four" Sculpture by Alastair Granville-Jackson (Kent State University) May 4 Memorial (Kent State University).

Chronology of events related to. Created to supplement May 4th Voices, a play based on the tragedy, A Teacher’s Resource Book for May 4th Voices: Kent State, explains how real teachers in real classrooms have adapted the play to use in various pedagogical situations and levels of instruction.

It offers lesson plans and background material for students and teachers, describing the national mood inthe events. An interactive map of audio stories surrounding the events of May 4, The Kent State University Student Government May 4 records are arranged to reflect the order in which they were received.

Related Material The Linda Lyke papers (May 4 Collection, Box 61) include letters and telegrams that were sent to student government in response to May 4. Lyke, a faculty member in the School of Art, assembled the. Allison Beth Krause (/ k r aʊ s /; Hebrew: ברכה ; Ap – May 4, ) was an American honor student at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, when she was killed by soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard in the Kent State shootings, while protesting against the invasion of Cambodia and the presence of the National Guard on the Kent State : Allison Beth Krause, Ap.

Thomas R. Hensley is professor emeritus of political science at Kent State University. He chaired the university’s first Symposium on Democracy, an academic conference created in commemoration of May 4,and edited the inaugural volume of the Symposium on democracy series, The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression and Order in American Democracy (The Kent State University Press, ).Brand: Kent State University Press.

I've been reading what I can about the May 4th, shootings at Kent State to help understand what happened better. Part of this will be to help place the. Alan Canfora is a survivor of the shootings at Kent State University on May 4,and is recognized as a leading expert regarding the Kent State tragedy, the history of American student activism, and political organizing.

He has remained politically aware and active his entire adult life to the present day. Learn more about Alan. History of the May 4th Task Force Founded in October ofthe student-run May 4th Task Force (M4TF, sometimes called the "May 4 Task Force") was developed in response to the Kent State University administration's decision to halt university-sponsored funding of the annual May 4 Commemoration.

What happened at Kent State University on May 4. Learn about the political and social movements that set the stage for a bloody showdown between student protestors and. I graduated from Kent State inbefore the events of May 4, but at a time when the seeds of those events had been planted.

In the mid-to-late '60s, it was a sleepy school in a sleepy town. Directed by Katherine Burke, May 4th Voices premiered on May 2,on the Kent State University campus. It offered the Kent community an opportunity to take ownership of its own tragic story and engage in a creative, healing : David A.

Hassler. May4KentState K likes. On May 4,Kent State University will observe the 50th commemoration of the events of May 4, This is the official Facebook page for the ers: K. Directed by Katherine Burke, May 4th Voices premiered on May 2,on the Kent State University campus.

It offered the Kent community an opportunity to take ownership of its own tragic story and engage in a creative, healing : Kent State University Press. The May 4 episode has been recounted many times, in many ways. The events of the succeeding years, particularly as they affected the community in which they happened, are less well documented.

As event and as symbol, Kent State/May 4 means many things to many people. 50th Anniversary: Kent State May 4th Tragedy- May 4th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University. The in personal anniversary activities have been cancelled, but you.10 to 11 a.m.: Kent State's May 4 Visitors Center and the Kent State University Bookstore present a book-signing event with several authors who have written about May 4.

The event will be in the.Casale is a Kent State alumnus. A newly recorded version of "May 4th Voices," a play by Wick Poetry Center director David Hassler, also will be available.

Actress Tina Fey and her husband, Kent State alum Jeff Richmond, will be part of that performance, as will Ron West, Marc Jaffe, Joe Gunderman, Natalie Knepp and Matthew : Rachel Abbey Mccafferty.

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