Photography has shaped the American memory of the May 4, 1970, Kent State shootings.
The image of a young woman screaming in horror as she crouches beside the body of a classmate has become the defining moment of the day when National Guardsmen shot and killed four students at Kent State University in Ohio.
This year, on the 49th anniversary of the shooting, history’s lens has gotten a little wider. Getty Images has released previously unpublished pictures revealing the weekend leading up to the tragedy, the moments when the guards opened fire and the grief afterwards.
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