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Chuck Ayers, Oral History
Recorded: August 16, 2007
Ayers, Chuck (Charles W.)
Student at Kent State University in 1970
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A former editorial cartoonist for the Akron Beacon Journal, now one of the authors of the comic strip Crankshaft, Ayers relates his memories from when he was an undergraduate student at Kent State University from 1966-1971. Ayers interprets what happened on May 4, 1970, as well as events that occurred both leading up and following the shootings. He discusses several photographs he took on those early days in May, his role as an eyewitness for the Beacon Journal, and being interviewed by the FBI.
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Daily Kent Stater
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970--Photographs
Kent State University. ROTC Building--Fires
Miller, Jeffrey, d. 1970
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Impeachment
Ohio. Army National Guard
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Rhodes, James A. (James Allen), 1909-2001
Roadblocks (Police methods)
Seiberling, John F.
Tear gas munitions
United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
University of Akron
Special Collections and Archives
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