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MAY 4, 1970 SITES

FBI's May 4, 1970 Files The FBI investigated the events of May, 1970. Here is its report. You will need Acrobat Reader to be able to view them. Downloading time is long as each of the 22 files can be up to 6 MBs each. And when you get to them they are photocopies of typed or handwritten pages. (at least the ones I have looked at.)

The Burr-Kent State University Student Publication:Special Edition on May 4, 1970

JMC-Reunion 2000, Kent State University-This site contains a huge amount of information on May 4, 1970 compiled by former Kent journalism students from the late 60s and early 70s. Contains photos, video, eyewitness accounts, newspaper articles and much more.

Links to Internet Sites on the war in Vietnam-May 4, 1970, was, in part, about ending the war in Vietnam. To put those days in their proper perspective and to learn anything from the tragedy at Kent  it is imperative to know about the war and how Kent State relates to it.

Cultural Center for Social Change-Started by a former Kent State Student and member of the May 4 family, Susie Erenrich.  Ms Erenrich produces anthologies about Kent and Jackson State and other student tragedies of the late 60s and early seventies as well as producing an anthology of Civil Rights songs (along with a companion book.)

Magpie-Talented musical duo of former Kent State students. They played on the Commons for the 25th May 4, 1970 Commemoration and wrote a song dedicated to the students murdered at Kent and Jackson State. From the music notes of Give Light-Magpie 25 Years of Music Together :"As a survivor of the massacre at Kent State, for years I tried to write this song. It was difficult and it is still a very painful subject fjor me and for many others who were on the hill that day in May, 1970. Thanks to the patience and  love of my husband I was able to put this pain in to words about that time...."

Remembering Kent State -- May 4, 1970-RealAudio documentary by Kent State University's public radio station WKSU. It is narrated by Mark Urycki of WKSU and chronicles the events of April 30 and early May at Kent State through the eyes those that experienced them. The documentary contains statements by Alan Canfora and Dean Kahler, both students wounded on May 4, Jerry Lewis, a faculty marshal and eyewitness to the shootings and Leroy Satrom, the mayor of Kent and many others.

May 4, 1970 - Interactive Memorial-This Web Site's main purpose is to provide space for people to share their feelings about May 4, 1970. There are also some good photos of the various physical May 4 memorials.

Kent-1970-A thesis paper from the American Study's Department of the University of Copenhagen. This is from the author's introduction: "I will try to give an explanation of how the killings could happen; describe how and why the public reacted the way it did; and how the Kent State killings would be and will be remembered. I will attempt to mix contemporary 1970 material with material from books, magazines, reports and papers from 1971 and onward, to show whether the public, the media and the University itself, have changed attitudes towards what happened on Monday, May 4, 1970. "

Alan Canfora's May 4, 1970 Web Site-Alan was wounded at Kent State on May 4, 1970 and has been instrumental over the past 28 years in keeping the truth about May 4 alive. He is currently the executive director of the Kent May 4 Center. His sight contains links to many activist sites of today as well as web sites dealing with activism in the '60s. Many students and scholars contact Alan for research purposes through this site. Alan vows he will answer all e-mails. Alan has a new site that adds color and graphics at

Kent State University Archives, May 4 Collection-This web site was developed in 1995 to mark the 25th anniversary of the shootings. The archives, located in the KSU library,  probably contain the most comprehensive collection of information about May 4, 1970 and subsequent related events. The web site itself contains an index of what is available in the archive and thus,  might be of value to those who wish to visit it for research purposes.The site also contains images of commemoration memorabilia from 1971-1995.

MAYDAY:Kent State-In 1984, NBC came out with a made-for-TV movie on Kent State. Dr. J. Gregory Payne was an historical consultant for the movie. In addition, Dr. Payne has authored a book titled Mayday:Kent State (soon to be re-released), wrote a play entitled Kent State:A Requiem and has hosted four national conferences on May 4, 1970. This site contains information about his experiences with the movie as well as biographies of some of the victims and eyewitnesses and copies of various court and investigative reports on May 4, 1970.

Kent State Remembered-A Real Audio recording made by the Christian Science Monitor for the 25th Anniversary. It contains an interview with Dean Kahler who was wounded on May 4, 1970 and actual audio recordings of events on May 4, 1970 including the firing of guns by the National Guard.

May 4 Task Force Home Page - The May 4 Task Force organizes the annual May 4, 1970 commemorations and has been doing so since 1975. The Task Force has been and still is the most active group in  preserving the truth about the events of May, 1970.

Gary Polvinale's "Moments from the May 4, 1999 Commemoration at Kent State"-Gary is a musician who performed at the 28th annual commemoration. He was also present at the 29th and has some photos of the event on his site as well as the words to a song he wrote about May 4, 1970 entitled We Must Not Forget.

Another View on the Kent State Memorial-Thanks to the May 4 Task Force Web Site for this Link

The May 4 Shootings at Kent State University: The Search for Historical Accuracy-Paper written by Kent State University Professors Jerry Lewis and Tom Hensley


Mad Anarchist Bakers League-Authored by Sue, a folk singer, activist, former Kent State student and good friend or Mike and Kendra. You can find out about the U.S. war on Iraq, pie Bill Gates, make your own war kit, poke Ollie (North) in the eye and even listen to Sue's music. Make Pie Not War!!!!

Building A Better World -A WebHome for Independent Activists-This site is authored by a former Kent State Student and, as its title suggests, centers itself around political activism.   The web site's "Urgent Actions" page provides updates on the latest calls for action with links to get you involved.

The War Resisters League-War sucks and this 75 year old pacifist organization will give you many ways to do something about it. Links to the Nonviolence Web also.

ZNet-Get to know who really rules and in whose interests. One of the best political activist sites on the web. Tons of info on all sorts of topics and many links to other activist sites. If you are interested in educating yourself about what the corporate media won't tell you, this is the site for you. 

Global Economy- Primarily an activist site on fighting globilization.

Pacifica Network News-This is their RealAudio page with a 30 minute newscast of events you won't hear on CNN, MSNBC, CBC, etc. A different up-to-date broadcast every weekday. Links to WebActive sites.

Dog Eat Dog Films-Web Site of Michael Moore, film producer, TV personality and general pain in the ass of the mainstream political establishment. You will laugh. You will scream. You will cry. You WILL link to this site.

The Preamble Center-Rich men get together and plot to enslave the world. Well, not exactly, but damn close. World economics is not that hard to understand and what you don't understand could kill you. The truth about welfare reform, corporate downsizing, MAI, GATT, WTO and NAFTA.

Mumia Abu-Jamal-What if you were on death row and were innocent. Legal murder in the USA? Family and friends of Mumia plead his case to you and the world. The truth demands justice!


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