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Kent and Jackson State: 1970-1990

Susie Erenrich, editor

176 pages with bibliography and photographs, perfect bound, paper, 1990, $15.00: ISBN: 1-885215-04-5.

You can order this text directly from us. Make check payable to Viet Nam Generation, PO Box 13746, Tucson, AZ 85732-3746. Purchase orders are accepted from schools and libraries, and can be emailed or faxed to 520-578-9208.

This text contains a balanced mixture of moving personal accounts and reflective, scholarly essays. Unlike most collections dealing with Kent State, this anthology does not treat Jackson State as a "sideshow." Erenrich's collection focuses seriously on the Jackson State shootings, and includes accounts from Jackson State witnesses.


  • Susie Erenrich: Preface
  • Kalí Tal: Introduction
  • Peter Davies: Four Students: Address Delivered at Kent State, May 4, 1974 and A 1990 Postscript
  • Tom Grace: Address Delivered at Kent State, May 4, 1984 and Address Delivered at Kent State, May 4, 1987
  • Kendra Lee Hicks: A Tribute to Arthur Krause: Delivered at Kent State, May 4, 1989
  • Martin Scheuer: Our Beloved Sandy Is Gone Forever
  • Elaine Holstein: Anniversary: May 4, 1988
  • Statement of the Governor, the Generals, the Command Officers, and the Guardsmen
  • Statement by the Parents: January 4, 1979
  • Holly Near: Twenty Years After
  • John A. Peoples: The Killings at Jackson State University: May, 1970
  • Tim Spofford: Lynch Street: The May, 1970, Slayings at Jackson State University
  • Vernon Steve Weakley: Mississippi Killing Zone: An Eyewitness Account of the Events Surrounding the Murders by the Mississippi Highway Patrol at Jackson State University
  • Gene Cornelius Young: May 15, 1970: The Miracle at Jackson State University
  • Alan Canfora: The May 4 Memorial at Kent State University: Legitimate Tribute or Monument to Insensitivity?
  • Miriam R. Jackson: Brothers and Sisters on the Land: Tent City, 1977
  • Robert Stamps: Save The Pooch
  • Tom Dietz: Simple Themes and Complex Reality in the Spring of 1970
  • Carl Oglesby: On the Trouble at Kent State
  • Ken Hammond: From Kent State to Tiananmen Square: Some Personal Reflections
  • Joseph J. Lewis: Recalling the Kent State Killings
  • Chris Butler: Beggar's Bullets: Captain Trips Bums Clevo or What A Short Dull Trip It Was
  • Bill Whitaker: The Big Chill: The Stifling Effect of the Official Response to the Kent State Killings
  • Galen Lewis: Kent State: What You Still Don't Know
  • J. Gregory Payne: "Mediated Reality" of Kent State: The Friction between Fact and Fiction
  • Scott L. Bills: The Sixties, Kent State, And Historical Memory

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