Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Napoleon Peoples Oral History

Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Napoleon Peoples Oral History

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Narrator Peoples, Napoleon
Narrator's Role Graduate student at Kent State University in 1970
Date of Interview 2015-05-03
Description A graduate student studying psychology at Kent State in 1970, Napoleon Peoples was working on campus as a Graduate Counselor and worked closely with residential students in the men's dormitory, McDowell Hall. He describes his experiences on campus and with the students he was responsible for during the days leading up to as well as the aftermath of the shootings of May 4, 1970. He gives an eyewitness account of the shootings of May 4 and also describes what he witnessed during the closing of campus and the evacuation of the students from his dormitory. He relates his experiences during the weeks following the shootings, in which the Graduate Counselors remained in residence even after the campus had been closed.
Length of Interview 1:19:14 hours
Places Discussed Kent (Ohio)
Time Period discussed 1970
Subject(s) African American college students
Civil-military relations--Ohio--Kent
College environment--Ohio--Kent
College students--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Eyewitness accounts
Fires--Ohio--Kent
Helicopters
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. Black United Students
Kent State University. McDowell Hall
Martial law--Ohio--Kent
Ohio. Army National Guard
Protest movements--United States--History--20th century
Roadblocks (Police methods)--Ohio--Kent
Tear gas munitions
United States. Army Reserve
Universities and colleges--Employees--Ohio--Kent--Interviews
Weatherman (Organization)
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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Provenance/Collection May 4 Collection