May 4, 1970. We remember Kent State, Jackson State (5/15/1970), and Orangeburg (2/8/1968). At Kent State University (May 4, 1970), the Ohio National Guard shot unarmed college students who were protesting the war and observers. The guards fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others.
While most people know that students were killed at Kent State in 1970, very few know about the murder of students at Jackson State and even less about South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. In Orangeburg, two years before the Kent State murders, 28 students were injured and three were killed — most shot in the back by the state police while involved in a peaceful protest. Visit this page to learn more and see film trailer: http://bit.ly/10yj6tH
The Jackson State killings occurred on May 14–15, 1970, at Jackson State College (now JSU) in Mississippi. A group of student protesters were confronted by city and state police. The police opened fire, killing two students and injuring twelve.
Also see teaching guide on Vietnam War and anti-war movement: http://bit.ly/ZlKPgX