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Title
Program to Commemorate the Kent State Shootings (1971)
Contributing Organization
WYSO (Yellow Springs, Ohio)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/27-f76639kk81
WYSO FM 91.3 Public Radio; CONTENTdm Version 5.1.0; http://www.contentdm.com
WYSO_PA_315
Description
This program was produced to commemorate the first anniversary of the Kent State Shootings on May 4, 1971. It includes interviews with two Kent State students on April 15, 1971. The students discuss their experiences and reactions to what happened that day. The Kent State Shootings occurred on the campus of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio on May 4, 1970. In the days leading up to the shootings, there were several protests against the expansion of the Vietnam War, President Nixon's decision to invade Cambodia and the reinstitution of the draft lottery. These protests resulted in violence and property damage both on campus and in the city of Kent. The mayor declared a state of emergency, ordered a curfew and asked the Governor to send the Ohio National Guard. On May 4th, a group of unarmed students held another protest on the Kent State campus. The Ohio National Guard fired into the group of protesters killing four students and wounding nine others. The national response to the shootings resulted in a stude
Asset type
Program
Subjects
Demonstrations; Vietnam War
Contributor
WYSO FM 91.3 Public Radio, Wardrobe
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:23:06
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Citation
Chicago: “Program to Commemorate the Kent State Shootings (1971),” WYSO, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed January 22, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_27-f76639kk81.
MLA: “Program to Commemorate the Kent State Shootings (1971).” WYSO, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. January 22, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_27-f76639kk81>.
APA: Program to Commemorate the Kent State Shootings (1971). Boston, MA: WYSO, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_27-f76639kk81