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649. Film Premiere: May 4 Voices

Tuesday, 5 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Republic Ballroom, Sheraton

Presiding: Patrick James Chura, Univ. of Akron

Speakers: Kenneth Bindas, Kent State Univ., Kent; Katherine Burke, Theatre of the Oppressed, Inc.; David Hassler, Kent State Univ., Kent

Session Description:

May 4 Voices is the film of an oral-history play about the tragic events at Kent State University on 4 May 1970, when the National Guard opened fire on anti–Vietnam War student protesters, killing four and wounding nine. The play's script draws from archived oral-history accounts of the shootings and their aftermath.


  • General Literature – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • American Literature – Twentieth Century

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