Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Marianne Benkowski O'Brien Oral History

Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Marianne Benkowski O'Brien Oral History

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Narrator O'Brien, Marianne Benkowski
Narrator's Role Resident of Kent, Ohio, in 1970
Date of Interview 1990-05-01
Description A ninth-grade student at Davey Junior High School (Kent, Ohio) in 1970, Marianne Benkowski O'Brien relates her memories of the days surrounding the shootings on the Kent State University campus. She describes trying to get home from school on May 4 and helicopters with searchlights going over her house.
Length of Interview 1 minute
Places Discussed Kent (Ohio)
Time Period discussed May, 1970
Subject(s) City dwellers--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Davey Junior High School (Kent, Ohio)
Helicopters
Junior high school students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
School buses
Searchlights
Walls Elementary School (Kent, Ohio)
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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