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By Ken Paulson, published on October 28, 2020

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New book details shooting at Kent State during student protests

Veteran journalist Robert Giles talks with Free Speech Center Director Ken Paulson about "When Truth Mattered,'" his new book about the 1970 shootings of students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Students were protesting the expanding involvement in the Vietnam War and the draft when National Guard soldiers, who had been called to campus, opened fired, killing four and wounding of nine unarmed college students.

Giles, then the managing editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, directed what would become Pulitzer Prize-winning news coverage in the wake of the shootings.


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