Kent State tragedy

by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Publisher: Abdo Pub. in Edina, Minn

Written in English
Published: Pages: 48 Downloads: 919
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Subjects:

  • Kent State University -- Students -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970 -- Juvenile literature.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Rachel A. Koestler-Grack.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesAmerican moments
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLD4191.O72 K64 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21872310M
ISBN 10159197934X
LC Control Number2004062298

Giles' book recounts the shooting of Kent State students during an anti-Vietnam War rally 50 years ago and how his staff at the Akron Beacon Journal covered the tragedy that rocked the nation. Four students died and nine were wounded from bullets fired by soldiers of the Ohio National Guard. by persons present at the scene. The Commission held hearings at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, on Aug 20, M O N D A Y, M A Y 4 As they lined up opposite students on the Commons shortly before noon, the three National Guard units involved in the Kent State . By Title (no author listed) "The Background of the Tragedy at Kent State University." American Legion. (July ) Presents the American Legion's argument that SDS had been working for two years to create a "major confrontation" on campus and that May 4 was the culmination of their efforts. From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam 4, Kent State protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in. In the chaos of what happens next, shots are fired and four students are killed.

Kent State shooting, the shooting of unarmed college students on May 4, , at Kent State University in northeastern Ohio, a pivotal event in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Four students were killed and nine wounded by the Ohio National Guard, the violent culmination of . What happened at Kent State University on May 4, ? Learn about the political and social movements that set the stage for a bloody showdown between student protestors and . Backderf (My Friend Dahmer) delivers a provocative, heartbreaking account of the days leading up to the infamous tragedy of May , in which National Guardsmen killed four unarmed students. The Kent State shootings were both unavoidable and preventable: unavoidable in that all the discordant forces of a turbulent decade flowed together on May 4, , on one Ohio campus; preventable in that every party to the tragedy made the wrong choices at .

For more information about the shootings at Kent State, see these sources: The official Kent State University report. A detailed examination by the History Channel. Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties. A book detailing what happened and why, written by a student who was shot. A perspective on the tragedy from National Guardsmen's point of view. To commemorate the Kent and Jackson State tragedies on their 50th anniversary, we offer accounts of Kent by historian Thomas Grace, author of Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long 60s (

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Wow. This book was published about a year after Kent State shootings. Author and other researchers went to Kent and interviewed major and minor participants and witnesses. If you want to know what was happening at Kent State and on college campuses inthis book is a must/5(45).

In this book, the Kent State shootings of May 4, by the Ohio National Guard is narrated in a poetical form. This shooting during an antiwar demonstration resulted in the killing four students and wounding nine others.

This historical event shook the conscious of people around the globe.4/5(15). Kent State shootings have been the most mysterious and controversial event of its time.

Several investigations, reviews, logic, and conclusions were drawn. Apart from this, there were many writers who came up with their theories Kent State tragedy book wrote it down. Here is the list of the top 10 books on The Kent State Shootings by different writers and their conclusions: The list of the books above have been.

The tragedy of May 4,left four Kent State University students dead and nine injured while profoundly changing the campus and America’s view of the Vietnam War. Fifty years later, a new Akron Beacon Journal book with Pulitzer Prize-winning photos will look back at /5(71). While perusing the list of books James Michener has written in search of a good book to read, I saw that he had written this book in the immediate aftermath of the Kent State tragedy back in I was a freshman at FSU when Kent State happened, and I was still figuring out who I was as much as what I thought about world events/5.

The Kent State shooting is commonly associated with and represented by photography with one of the most recognizable images, which you recreate in your book, being of Mary Ann Vecchio kneeling over the body of Jeffrey Miller. Kent State Shootings: A Timeline of the Tragedy On May 4,members of the Ohio National Guard trying to disperse a crowd of student demonstrators at Kent State.

In Kent State, Deborah Wiles has created a powerful work of art that serves as both as a historical record of a national tragedy and a call to action for every American, but especially for young people. After all, as she writes, “It has always been the young / who are our champions / of justice.

Kent State is a tragedy - and the author does a good job humanizing the victims. Of course, he vilifies anyone connected to government, military, and law enforcement.

Stars are given for the sympathetic tone given to the account of the victims and for the artwork/5. Part-time Kent State University student photographer John Filo captured the haunting moment when Mary Vecchio, a year-old runaway, screamed in horror as she knelt over the body of Jeffrey Miller, a student and victim of the Kent State shootings.

On May 4,four students were shot and killed and another nine were wounded during the melee with soldiers from the Ohio National Guard. But Kent State was not the only tragedy of the era.

Eleven days later, (white) employees of the Jackson, Miss., police and the Mississippi Highway Patrol opened fire on a protest outside a women's dormitory at historically black Jackson State College (now University).

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, which will be published in time for the 50th anniversary of the tragedy, is a moving and troubling story about the bitter price. At Kent State University, a group of young people cluster around a wounded person as Ohio National Guard troops hold their weapons nearby.

LOS ANGELES -- Even though I received some of the best reviews of any book about the May 4,killings at Kent State University, I have been repeatedly prevented from speaking on the campus. Jerry Fishman's How Nixon Taught America to do The Kent State Mambo () is a fantasy novella about the tragedy.

[18] Stephen King 's post-apocalyptic novel The Stand includes a scene in Book I in which Kent State campus police officers witness U.S. soldiers shooting students protesting the government cover-up of the military origins of the.

A copublication of the Kent Historical Society and The Kent State University Press, this guide was "Created to supplement May 4th Voices, a play based on the tragedy, A Teacher’s Resource Book for May 4th Voices: Kent State, explains how real teachers in real classrooms have adapted the play to use in various pedagogical situations.

The Kent State shootings were both unavoidable and preventable: unavoidable in that all the discordant forces of a turbulent decade flowed together on May 4,on one Ohio campus; preventable in that every party to the tragedy made the wrong choices at Brand: Hachette Books.

Get this from a library. The Kent State tragedy. [Rachel A Koestler-Grack] -- A brief look at the confrontation between student protesters and Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in which resulted in the death of four students and wounding of others.

William A Gordon is the author of the book, Four Dead in Ohio: Was There a Conspiracy at Kent State. and the leading Kent State shootings expert, due to his exhaustive investigation of the tragedy which happened on May 4, at his alma mater, Kent State University.

He is available for interviews. Gr Both Robert F. Kennedy's assassination and the Kent State tragedy are firmly set in the history of the Vietnam era. The antiwar movement informed both Kennedy's campaign and the shootings at the Ohio university. Koestler-Grack does a workmanlike job of describing each event and setting it in the context of the : Print book: National government publication: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Kent State University -- Students. College students -- Political activity -- United States. Kent State University. View. Derf Backderf’s new graphic novel tackles a tragedy that still haunts Northeast Ohio.

“Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” comes out April 7, timed for the 50th anniversary of the terrible day when National Guardsmen fired upon unarmed college students. In examining coverage of the Kent State tragedy, Giles suggests, there is a call to action for today’s journalists, newsmakers and news consumers.

“When Truth Mattered: The Kent State Shootings 50 Years Later” is a new book from Robert Giles, a former managing editor of the Akron Beacon Journal. Giles said the tragedy happened in an era with fewer ways to get information, so it was important that people could trust newspapers to do what they could to get the story right.

Alan Canfora is a survivor of the shootings at Kent State University on May 4,and is recognized as a leading expert regarding the Kent State tragedy, the history of American student activism, and political organizing.

He has remained politically aware and active his entire adult life to the present day. Learn more about Alan. Kent State, he said, "unmoored Nixon," who just days before the shooting had called anti-war protesters "bums," to which a parent of one of the students killed that day famously replied, "My child.

The Kent State tragedy must mark the last time that, as a matter of course, loaded rifles are issued to guardsmen confronting student demonstrators. Members. The members of the Commission were: William W. Scranton, former governor of Pennsylvania Chairperson: William Scranton.

READ MORE: Kent State Shootings: A Timeline of the Tragedy The Days After Kent State. After Nixon awoke from a nap on May 4,Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman told the president the stunning news.

As William Gordon reported in "Four Dead in Ohio," an authoritative book on the Kent State tragedy, a later FBI ballistics test on Norman's pistol determined it had been fired since its last. Teenager Mary Ann Vecchio (kneeling, with white neckerchief) and others surround the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller ( - ) who had been shot during an anti-war Author: Tara Law.

While the issue of responsibility is crucial, there’s much more to the story of the Kent State tragedy. In his extraordinary new book 67 Shots: Kent State .Fifty years ago today, the Ohio National Guard killed four student protesters at Kent State University during an anti-war rally.

The incident shocked a nation already weary of huge casualties in the Vietnam War. EICHER: Today, to mark the tragedy: a virtual commemoration online.The Local General/Spot News Reporting Prize contributor has released a new book on the Kent State shootings.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the event. In examining coverage of the Kent State tragedy, Giles suggests, there is a call to action for today’s journalists, newsmakers and news consumers. When Truth Mattered.