What if you knew her and Found her dead on the ground? So why even include it? Without your song, dozens of people in my life alone would not understand what it feels like to lose a life to a political agenda. After the double's release, it was banned from some because of the challenge to the Nixon Administration in the lyrics but received airplay on underground stations in larger cities and college towns. In fact, many of the books differ between themselves on where the four fell. Many years later Gordon examines the situation from a distanced perspective. Should have been done long ago.
Courtesy of Kent State University via Ohio Memory Ohio Memory has a of material related to this important series of events, both before the shootings and after. One or two concerns with this book: The map on the inside cover has a differing location of the various victims than other books. The demonstration ended when the National Guard fired into the crowd of students. And you're going to have to make your own way if you're at all true to any of the creative parts of yourself. Jerry Lewis, a well-known sociology professor, became an informant against the families of those killed. Some of the students had been protesting on campus against the American invasion of Cambodia, which then-President Richard Nixon had recently announced in a television address on April 30. I would have to say that this song has touched me and it has become one of my favorite songs.
There was no conspiracy among the enlisted Guardsmen, but there was probably a localized order to fire issued by one of the officers at the scene. It's your talent and feeling that matters. The Justice Department tried to convince a federal grand jury to indict the Guardsmen on conspiracy charges, but the grand jurors balked. Kent students protesting against a backdrop of tear gas May 4th is a date that looms large in Ohio history, as well as in the memory of many Americans. Some of the students had been protesting on campus against the American invasion of Cambodia, which then-President Richard Nixon had recently announced in a television address on April 30.
Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'. Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na. It's ironic that I capitalized on the death of these American students. We're finally on our own. Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the , when campus protests against the Vietnam War and tensions between students and the Ohio National Guard erupted into a tragedy that left four college students dead, one paralyzed and eight more injured.
At noon, more than 2,000 students had assembled on to the Vietnam War and the U. This summer I hear the drummin'. I would have to say that this song has touched me and it has become one of my favorite songs. The Four Dead in Ohio Allison Krause - Age: 19, 110 Yards William Schroeder - Age: 19, 130 Yards Jeffrey Miller - Age: 20, 90 Yards Sandra Scheuer - Age: 20, 130 Yards Thirty five years ago, on May 4, 1970, an anti-war student demonstration at Kent State University, Ohio left four students dead, one paralyzed, and eight others wounded. The book re-examines the many different theories advanced for the shootings, as well as other unsolved mysteries of May 4.
Hard to spin that as self-defense. Hoover eagerly followed President Nixon's instructions to discredit accurate news reports that the shootings were unnecessary and the Guardsmen could be criminally charged. A subsequent university investigation determined that the fire could have been easily prevented if the police had done their job. They were subsequently acquitted by a federal judge. I am also doing a speech on this song. I found Gordon's writing very accessable, a mixture of human emotion and factual account, challenging testimony and statement in the light of subsequent testimony and further research.
They embrace the absurd, wearing haz-mat suits on stage and moving in robotic choreography. On the surface, it's quirky new-wave fun, but their songs and visual elements get at the pathology that leads to horrors like the one Casale witnessed. What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know? Does anything more need to be said about the amount of hate that was on the firing line that day? Soldiers are cutting us down. The shootings ended the lives of four students Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer. The song was selected as the 395th Greatest Song of All Time by in December 2004. It is tragic what happened to the students, especially when I read two of those who died were just walking to their next class. All this time later,the first notes in the intro still brings tears to my eyes.
This song puts me in a time I was never in and I apprecitate the music as well as the students. Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. White, colleges cannot shelter lawbreakers and should not become places where offensive ideas are suppressed. Based on oral histories, archived audio files, extensive interviews with eyewitnesses and assigned reporters, and an examination of the news media available to the Kent State community at the time, this paper argues that the guard-dog theory of the press and Chomsky's propaganda model help explain the failure by the local media to warn victims of the imminent threat of deadly force. .