Sounds of history at Kent State

By Hannah Shaffer, F/G Scholar

The Victory Bell

The Victory Bell was originally used to celebrate football victories, but was later used as a gathering place during the protests surrounding the May 4 shootings.


The site of the shooting 

The hill where the Ohio National Guard appeared to retreat before turning and shooting at students. Photo by Nicole Ziege 

The site of the first injury 

The four students killed 

Jeffrey Miller’s Memorial. Photo by Evan Heichelbech
Allison Krause’s Memorial.
William Schroeder’s memorial. Photo courtesy of the May 4 Archives.
Sandra Schuer’s Memorial. Photo by Nicole Ziege.

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