50th Anniversary: Kent State, May 4th Tragedy

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May 4th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University.  The in personal anniversary activities have been cancelled, but you can read about this historic event by checking out these digital books with your library card.

67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence by Howard Mean


Cambodia and Kent State: In the Aftermath of Nixon’s Expansion of the Vietnam War by James A. Tyner and Mindy Farmer


Kent State and May 4th: A Social Science Perspective by Thomas R. Hensley and Jerry M. Lewis


The Kent State Coverup by James Munves and Joseph Kelner


Kent State/May 4: Echoes Through a Decade by Scott L. Bills

If you would like to learn more about the Vietnam War, you can take a free online class through Universal Class.  Visit our website at https://www.libraryvisit.org/, and look under the “Learn” tab for more information.  https://library.universalclass.com/i/librarycourse/vietnam_war_study.htm

Check out Kent State’s website at https://www.kent.edu/may4kentstate50

Starr Jones is an adult Librarian who has worked at the library for 19 years.  She likes to read nonfiction books, especially biographies and books about science, social issues, cooking, and humor.  She also likes fiction written by female authors.  While she prefers hardcover books, she will read an eBook on occasion and likes to listen to audiobooks while multitasking.  Her zen is shooting pool and watching the Great British Baking Show.