PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill will join Kent State University to mark its 43rd annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with the dedication of the May 4 Visitors Center. The center, which tells the May 4 story set against the political and cultural changes of the 1960s, will be dedicated Saturday, May 4, with other traditional commemorative events beginning Friday, May 3.
Ifill, moderator and managing editor of PBS' "Washington Week" and co-anchor of "PBS NewsHour," will moderate a panel discussion titled "Historical Significance of May 4 and the Visitors Center" on May 4 from 4-6 p.m. in University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Ifill has received more than 20 honorary doctorates and is the recipient of several broadcasting excellence awards.
The event with Ifill is free and open to the public.
For more information about May 4, Kent State's May 4 Visitors Center and dedication events for the visitors center, visit www.kent.edu/may4. For information about the May 4 Task Force and this year's May 4 Commemoration events, visit www.m4tf.org.
"Historical Significance of May 4 and the Visitors Center" with Gwen Ifill
Saturday, May 4
Doors open at 3 p.m. The program begins at 4 p.m.
University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall, Kent State University
Free, all welcome (as seating is available)
Please note that the following items are not permitted:
- Animals – other than those used as a service animal
- Baby strollers
- Bags (larger than 14" x 14") or sealed packages of any kind
- Cameras, video recorders, audio recorders, or other similar electronic devices
- Food and drink
- Smoking only allowed outside
- Weapons of any kind