KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University is preparing to open a visitors center this weekend that chronicles the historical significance of the 1970 shootings on campus.
Kent State was the scene of deadly gunfire on May 4, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports (http://bit.ly/S0jKOo ) that the 1,900-square-foot center includes three galleries that cover the social movements of the 1960s, the Vietnam War and the shootings.
The $1.1 million center on the first floor of Taylor Hall was five years in the making.
The May 4 Visitors Center opens on Saturday.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com