Audio: The role of rhetoric then and now

By Evan Heichelbech, F/G Scholar

Listen to Kent State survivor Alan Canfora talk about the importance of rhetoric and how words had consequences in the Vietnam War era of dissent as well as today with President Trump. Canfora compares similar language between then Ohio Gov. James Rhodes and Trump.

 

What we learned and why we went to Kent State and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By Evan Heichelbech, F/G Scholar

It’s impossible to adequately study protest in the United States without discussing the Vietnam War era of dissent. The late 1960’s through the early 1970’s was a formative time for Americans when it came to exercising their First Amendment rights, and the height of the tension came on May 4, 1970 at Kent State University. Continue reading What we learned and why we went to Kent State and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Alan Canfora: Kent State survivor’s story

By Nicole Ziege, F/G Scholar

As a 21-year-old growing up in Barberton, Ohio, in 1970, Alan Canfora never planned on joining the anti-Vietnam War movement. Like many in his generation, Canfora had been raised to support the military because his parents served in World War II, his mother as an Army nurse and his father in the Army. Continue reading Alan Canfora: Kent State survivor’s story