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Student at Kent State University in 1970
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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.
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African American college students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
African American college students--Race identity
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. Black United Students
Ohio. Army National Guard
Tear gas munitions
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