Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Curtis Pittman Oral History

Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Curtis Pittman Oral History

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Narrator Pittman, Curtis
Narrator's Role Student at Kent State University in 1970
Date of Interview 2000-05-04
Description An undergraduate student at Kent State University in 1970, Curtis Pittman relates his memories of the days surrounding the shootings on campus. He was a member of BUS (Black United Students) and discusses that organization as well as the African-American community in Kent. He discusses BUS advising their members to stay away from the May 4, 1970, rally on the Commons.
Length of Interview 15:06 minutes
Places Discussed Kent (Ohio)
Time Period discussed 1970
Subject(s) African American college students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
African American college students--Race identity
College students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. Black United Students
Ohio. Army National Guard
Students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Tear gas munitions
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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