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Spaces & Stories: Kent State

July 17, 2020

Kidd, Stephen (Executive Director, National Humanities Alliance)

Kent State Shooting; American History; Storytelling; Physical Space;

Stephen Kidd recalls a trip to Kent State University that he made as a high school student while growing up in Ohio. This visit to the site of the 1970 Kent State shootings provided a greater historical context to an event that had cleaved his home state several years prior. For Kidd, the campus tour crystallized the connection between physical spaces and the stories that surround them.


History / Kent State Shooting / American History / Storytelling / Physical Space /

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