On May 4, 1970 the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed students protesting America´s invasion of Cambodia. Four students were killed and nine were wounded. The incident triggered national outrage in a country already divided over the Vietnam War. In the days that followed more than four million students rose up in dissent across 900 campuses, generating the only nationwide student protest in U.S. history. Fearing civil unrest, President Nixon was taken to Camp David for his protection. The Kent State shootings have never been thoroughly examined. Forty years later, family members of those killed have initiated the Kent State Truth Tribunal to preserve and honor the stories of those whose lives have been touched by this tragedy. The Truth Tribunal is generating the only comprehensive historical record and live archive of the Kent State massacre.
Bill Arthrell was a student at Kent Stare University on May 4th 1970 when the National Guard shot and killed 4 students and wounded 9 others. Bill was a student protester and witness to the violence of that day.Kent State Truth Tribunal, May 1 - 4, 2010.
Laurel Krause, the founder of the Kent State Truth Tribunal and sister of Alison Krause, killed by National Guard at Kent on May 4, 1970, invites witnesses to come forward and participate in the Truth Tribunal.