About the Symposium on Democracy
Purpose of the Symposium on Democracy
The tragic events of May 4, 1970, at Kent State University had a profound impact on the university, the nation, and the world. The Symposium on Democracy is part of Kent State’s commemoration of the May 4, 1970, events. The purpose of the Symposium on Democracy is to honor the memories of the four students who lost their lives on that day—Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder—with an enduring dedication to scholarship that seeks to prevent violence and to promote democratic values and civil discourse. The Symposium on Democracy is free and open to the public.