Kent May 4 Center


       May 4 Movement for truth & justice at Kent State



                * best Kent State 1970 internet information since 1998 *

Kent May 4 Center, based in Kent, Ohio, is the leading national & international organization seeking truth & justice regarding the Kent State massacre of May 4, 1970.

Four students were killed and nine students were wounded when the Ohio National Guard fired 67 gunshots at 12:24pm during an anti-war confrontation on the Kent State University campus. 


We also seek to provide the best educational information for students, researchers, historians, scholars, news media and all others seeking evidence, facts, eyewitness quotations, investigative reports, photographs and more about the Kent State tragedy of 1970.



Our longstanding Kent May 4 Center Director is Alan Canfora -- the recognized leader of the May 4 Movement for Kent State truth and justice based in Kent, Ohio. Alan Canfora was a leader of the 1970 Kent State students' anti-war revolt, an eyewitness injured by a bullet during the shooting incident and the acknowledged leading expert about the Kent state tragedy of May 4, 1970.  


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Since 1970, the central mystery surrounding the Kent State shootings has remained:


        "Out of 76 national guardsmen on the scene, why did a dozen men suddenly and simultaneously stop, turn and fire 67 gunshots from a campus hilltop down into a crowd of distant anti-war students killing four at distances hundreds of feet away?"


Ohio National Guard commanders have always denied they ordered the deadly gunfire and shifted the blame onto the lowly triggermen they commanded to shoot and kill students on May 4, 1970, at Kent State University on a sunny, spring afternoon.  It can be argued the burden of history has remained shifted upon the shooters rather than the commanders who ordered the deadly gunfire.


We have reason to believe some of the guardsmen remain burdened by the tremendous historical guilt forced upon them by commanders who issued and concealed their shouted orders to "Fire!" It is now clear that these guardsmen were victimized by their commanding officers in addition to those who shed their blood at Kent State on May 4, 1970.


Our longstanding goal is to stop the Kent State cover-up by proving the epic massacre was based upon a verbal military command to fire deadly weapons into a crowd of unarmed students.

In recent years, effective research by Kent May 4 Center Director Alan Canfora has discovered and revealed long overlooked, hidden or suppressed evidence -- undeniable forensic recorded evidence -- digital audio proof of the shouted military command to kill Kent State students.


At this time, we do not seek punishment or revenge against those guardsmen who were ordered to shoot & kill Kent State students in 1970. In fact, we hope those guardsmen will now join our quest to establish historical truth so future similar incidents may be prevented.


Soon, in the very near future as we implement our plan of action, we will complete our mission when the government finally agrees with our proof the massacre was intentional and based upon a verbal order to "FIRE!"


NOTE: Kent May 4 Center is recognized since 1989 as a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational charity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), category 501(c)(3), so all donations to Kent May 4 Center are tax-exempt.




We are excited to learn a new theatrical feature motion picture will be produced by Hollywood-based TreeHouse Pictures, tentatively titled, “OHIO: The Kent State Story.” TreeHouse Pictures is a film finance and production company with offices in Los Angeles and New York.

Recent TreeHouse Pictures credits include ARBITRAGE, directed by Nicholas Jarecki, released by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions in 2012, and featuring Richard Gere in his Golden Globe nominated role; AT ANY PRICE, starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron, released by Sony Pictures Classics in 2012; ALL IS LOST, starring Robert Redford with J.C. Chandor directing, released by Lionsgate in 2013; and THAT AWKWARD MOMENT starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, released on more than 2800 screens by Focus Features in 2014.


The filmmakers have been working on interviews and due diligence in the last 24 months. TreeHouse Pictures engaged a retired FBI supervisory special agent and audio forensics expert at JBR Technology and they have uncovered information that confirms the word “fire!” preceding the National Guard gunfire on May 4, 1970, at Kent State University. They are still in the process of analyzing the Strubbe reel to reel tape for the full text.

For more information:

Alan Canfora, Director,

Kent May 4 Center, Kent, Ohio