May 4 Is More Than Happy Star Wars Day, Remember the Kent State Massacre

I know that today heralds the nth Star Wars media release, but we it is also a day of remembrance. 41 years ago today on May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on demonstrating students at Kent State University. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded during the shooting. Read more about that tragic event herehere, and here.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.