996 Summer 2020 Four Dead in Ohio: Kent State
Monday, 11:50–1:15, July 27
Instructor: Bill Hoyle
Fifty years ago, shots rang out on a college campus in Kent, Ohio. When the smoke cleared, four were dead, and more wounded. The presentation will look at the events leading up to May 1970, along with the impact politically, historically, and culturally. This event clearly demonstrated the fault lines arising out of the 1960s, and the shots still echo 50 years later.
Bill Hoyle presented courses for OLLI on the music of Leonard Cohen. He grew-up a few miles from Kent State University and often visited the town of Kent, Ohio in the months that followed the shootings. He retired in 2014 as senior investigator for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.