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Contact: Jeri Kornegay
Director of Media and Public Relations
260-982-5285  jskornegay@manchester.edu

 

7 p.m., Tuesday, May 4

upper College Union

Manchester to commemorate

Kent State shootings with film, panel

Manchester College will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Kent State shootings with a film and panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 in the upper College Union. The event is free.

Kent State: The Day the War Came Home, will be screened at 7 p.m., followed by a panel of guests who will share their personal experiences and memories of that time in history.

On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard fired upon Kent State University students who were protesting the Vietnam War on campus. Four students were killed and nine were injured, one permanently paralyzed from the chest down.

There was profound response across the nation, as millions of students went on strike, temporarily closing hundreds of universities and colleges. At Manchester College, all classes were voluntary for the remaining couple of weeks of school.

On the Manchester College panel Tuesday night: David Waas, professor emeritus of history; Roger Buzzard, professor emeritus of history and economics; and Myron Chenault, a 1970 MC grad and former president of the College Community Council.

Learn more about the events surrounding the Kent State shootings, click here.

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