Map of May 4 Commemorations

The requirements of Geographies of Memory and Heritage course included proposing an additional component for the May 4th memorial. In the last few years there have been significant and valuable additions to the commemoration of the events of May 4th at Kent State University. The dedication of the May 4th museum in Taylor Hall marks the most recent of these efforts. Our webpage project is designed to compliment this work and encourage visitation to commemorated sites.

This project offers a spatially nuanced perspective of the commemoration of May  4th,using Google Maps Engine technology. We aim to provide a concise index of information about each of the May 4th memorials, the walking tour, and the boundaries indicated in the National Register of Historic Places Proposal in a way that is easily accessible. It is our hope that this project will encourage individuals to visit the May 4th sites and lead to a greater understanding of the events that surround that day.  This is a valuable undertaking because the events of May 4th, 1970, as well as its aftermath and legacy, have historical and cultural significance to the community, the state of Ohio, and the nation as a whole.  These events, as well as the hard work being done by those involved with the May 4th Visitors Center, are deserving of exposure to a wider audience.

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