The Kent State student protest and subsequent shootings of May 4, 1970 were a tragic and defining moment of the early 1970’s anti-Vietnam War student protests and counter culture.
The repercussions of this event spawned many subsequent protests and even an era and reved the pressure up in Washington to stop this very unpopular war. The event inspired musician Neil Young to write the era defining anthem Ohio recorded and performed by Young and his group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Student Larry Shank captured several of the Kent State demonstrations with his handy Super 8mm camera. These films have recently been re-discovered and are now available for licensing at Historic Films. Click here to see highlights of this footage.