Special Guests to Dedicate May 4 Visitor Center on 43rd Anniversary
The events planned will commemorate the killing of four students and wounding of nine by Ohio National Guardsmen on May 4, 1970.
Film director and producer Oliver Stone and PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill are scheduled to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the shootings that left four students dead and nine more wounded by Ohio National Guard fire.
The May 4 Visitors Center at Kent State University opened to the public during Homecoming festivities last fall.
The program beings at noon May 4, 2013. Ifill is slated to speak from 4 to 6 p.m. and Stone will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Cartwright Hall university auditorium.
The event is free and open to the public. (Limited seating is available.)
Ifill is a Washington Week moderator ad PBS Newshour co-anchor. Click here to find out more about her background. She will moderate a panel discussion on: The Place of May 4 and the Visitors Center in History.
Stone, a film director, screenwriter and producer, will share his thoughts on: History and Memory in Film. For more information on Stone, click here.
A reception is planned in the Cartwirght Hall second floor atrium following the event.
For more information, visit the May 4 Visitors Center Facebook page.