Kent State Massacre - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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For 13 seconds on May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, killing four and wounding nine others.

A protestor holds a sign at the Kent State demonstration after the Massacre. A protestor holds a sign at the Kent State demonstration after the Massacre.

What had merely been a small campus demonstration—one of thousands nationwide, quickly developed into a symbol of the Vietnam era in America. A Pulitzer Prize winning photograph taken at the shooting of an anguished young woman kneeling over the body of a dead student with her arms raised in despair became a significant illustration of the end of the Woodstock era. Any romantic notions of the 1960s ended with the Kent State massacre.

On April 30, 1970, President Richard M. Nixon appeared on national television to announce that U.S. troops were invading Cambodia to strike suspected guerrilla strongholds. The new policy contradicted his...

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