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Kent State creates walking tour of 1970 shootings

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University has created a walking tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Ohio National Guard shootings that killed four students and injured nine others.

The tour offers narration of seven relevant sites on the campus where Guard members opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970.

The tour features placards with photos, maps and written descriptions. It includes narration by civil rights leader Julian Bond.

Among sites on the tour are the pagoda near where Guard members fired and the parking lot where most of the students fell.

The shooting sites were added to the National Register of Historic Places this year.

The university seeks to raise $1.5 million to create a museum in a campus building overlooking the area.

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