THIS DAY IN HISTORY May 4, 1970: Kent State Massacre

On #tdih we remember the massacres of students at Kent State (May 4, 1970), Jackson State (May 15, 1970), and Orangeburg (February 8, 1968).

At Kent State University, the Ohio National Guard shot unarmed college students — some who were protesting the war and others who were passing by. The guards fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students (Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Knox Schroeder) and wounding nine others.

Read more below, including a reflection by Howard Zinn.

May 4, 1970: Kent State Massacre