|Ohio National Guardsmen open fire|
on student protestors and bystanders,
Kent State University, May 4, 1970
|(Clockwise: William Schroeder, |
Sandy Scheuer, Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause)
These photos were chosen by parents
of the Kent State murdered students,
as the photos they wished to be displayed
in memory of their children, two years after the killings.
Particularly poignant was the photo choice of the Schroeders for their son Bill, a shirtless portrait, exuding a Huck Finn zest for life.
As program coordinator for the Center for Peaceful Change, the University's memorial to the slain students, I arranged for creation of
The May 4th Resource Room
in the KSU library which would display these photos.
Note at link above that the Library declines to refer to the murders instead euphemizing them as "the May 4, 1970 events."
|Barry Levine and Allison Krause |
outside Eastway dorm complex,
Kent State, 1970
|Barry and Allison |
Romeo and Juliet
to many of us
always in each other's arms,
a joy of liberated affection.
(Allison would bleed to death in Barry's arms.)
|In the insanity of the moment, |
a student protestor jumps up and down
in the slain student's blood.