Sunday, May 09, 2010

Remembering Kent State 1970 "On 4 May 1970, a group of students gathered on campus at Kent State University in Ohio to protest against the war in Vietnam. When the National Guard opened fire on them, leaving four students dead and nine wounded, the American public was shocked and stunned, and has left Kent State seared into public memory in the US forever.

"Combining interviews with students and national guardsmen who were part of the Kent State shooting, as well as sound recordings of the event itself, producer Mark Urycki recreates the dramatic tableau and its tragic aftermath."

Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'.
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin'.
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are gunning us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

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