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Ronald Sterlekar, Oral History
Recorded: October 12, 2007
Student at Kent State University in 1970
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An undergraduate student at Kent State University in 1970, Ronald Sterlekar relates his memories from the days surrounding the shootings on campus. He discusses his activities with the student organization called the Mobobrious PIT, including organizing a motorcycle parade in Kent the weekend of May 2, 1970. He mentions seeing the ROTC building fire and describes the events that took place in downtown Kent the weekend before. He was at The Commons on Monday, May 4, and relates his eyewitness account of the events.
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Keaton, Michael, 1951-
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. Mobobrious PIT
Kent State University. ROTC Building--Fires
Kent State University. Stopher Hall
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
Tear gas munitions
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