Alan Canfora, one of nine wounded at the Kent State shootings in
1970, will appear at Dickinson State University on Wednesday, April 9
at 7:30 p.m. in Beck Auditorium. He will share his personal
experiences and discuss relative, current political issues.
Canfora attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and was
involved in an anti-Vietnam War protest that led to a confrontation
with the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. As a result, four people
were killed and nine others wounded, Canfora among them. Today, he
speaks about the tragedy at Kent State and about current political
issues. He also discusses and promotes various ways student can
become politically active and positively participate in the American
societal and political system. Canfora is currently promoting the
release of his memoirs about the Kent State shootings.
Canfora's appearance is sponsored by the DSU History Society as part
of "The Living Past" series, which features individuals who have
participated firsthand in milestone events in recent American
history. The History Society believes that the best way to learn
about the historical significance of any event is to learn from one
who lived it. The event is free of charge and open to the public.