On May 4, 1970, four unarmed college students at Kent State University were murdered by the Ohio National Guard during a peaceful protest of the United States’ illegal invasion of Cambodia. Nine other students were wounded, as twenty-eight National Guard soldiers fired approximately 67 rounds in a brazen act of state violence against citizens assembling peaceably. Among the dead was 19-year-old Allison Krause, who was killed by an American soldiers’ bullet through the chest. On the 50th anniversary of the Kent State massacre, Michael is joined by Allison’s sister, Laurel, to reflect on the impact of that day and the 50 year quest for justice and accountability.
Visit the Kent State Truth Tribunal site here:
John Paul Filo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph in the aftermath of the Kent State massacre:
Footage of the Kent State massacre: