©2000 C.H., I.I., E.Y., J.K.


In the 1960s, America experienced one of its greatest periods of upheaval to date. African- Americans demanded equality in the Civil Rights movement. Inspired by their efforts, women took strides to gain their own equality. In the midst of all this tension, America plunged into war abroad and people protested against it.

College students across the country were among the most involved in all three movements.

Presented here are the stories behind the turbulent events at Kent State University and Jackson State University, and also a history of Kenyon College and the events and changes at this school that created the climate of the late 1960s.

Kent State:
May 4, 1970

Jackson State:
Ten Days Later


Reactions to
Kent State

Kenyon College