John Filo Mary Ann Vecchio Screaming Over the Body of Murdered Kent State University Student Jeffrey Miller, Kent, Ohio May 4, 1970
47 years ago today, the National Guard opened fire on students at Kent State University who were protesting the war in Vietnam. The Kent State Massacre took the lives of 4 students: Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder. Ultimately, 24 students and 1 faculty member were charged with assorted “crimes” in relationship to the demonstration and murders. Eight of the Guardsmen, the actual perpetrators of the crime, were indicted by a grand jury, but a judge, no surprise here, dismissed all charges.