May 4, 1970: From Kent To Athens

Updated Fri, Jun 28, 2013 9:25 am
Original Air Date: 
Sun, May 5, 2013

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Kent State - May 4th, 1970
May Broadcast - Pt. 1
June Broadcast - Pt. 2

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Doug McCabe talks with Valaria McCabe about her experience on the campus of Kent State University during the protests and shootings that took place on May 4, 1970.

Part one of this mini-series focuses on Valaria’s time spent as an undergraduate at Kent State during the early 1970s and describes the buildup that led to the protests on May 4.

Part two focuses on the day of the massacre and Valaria’s trip to Athens to stay with her then boyfriend, Doug. Valaria and Doug McCabe go on to tell a historic and emotional tale of Athens's response to the Kent State shootings.