Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Susan E. J. Hill Oral History

Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Susan E. J. Hill Oral History

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Narrator Hill, Susan E. J.
Narrator's Role Resident of Akron, Ohio, in 1970
Date of Interview 1995-05-04
Description A nine-year-old Akron resident in 1970, Susan E. J. Hill discusses the truckers' strike that took place in Akron during the days preceding the May 4, 1970, shootings on the Kent State University campus. She discusses people's attitudes about the truckers and the National Guard. She also describes peace demonstrators flying white kites on The University of Akron campus on May 5, 1970.
Length of Interview 5:06 minutes
Places Discussed Akron (Ohio)
Time Period discussed 1970-1980s
Subject(s) City dwellers--Ohio--Akron--Interviews
David Hill School (Akron, Ohio)
Kent State Memorial (Kent, Ohio)--Competitions
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Ohio. Army National Guard
Peace movements--Ohio--Akron
Strikes and lockouts--Trucking--Ohio--Akron
Taberner, Ian
Violence--Ohio--Akron
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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