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  • Book launch and signing for Above the Shots and other May 4, 1970—themed books — May 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
    Kent State University Bookstore, 124 Student Center, Kent, Ohio 44242

    Join authors Craig S. Simpson and Gregory S. Wilson as they sign copies of their new book, Above the Shots: An Oral History of the Kent State Shootings

    Above the Shots sheds new light on this historic event through the recollections of more than 50 narrators, whose stories are unique and riveting:



    • the former mayor of Kent

    • a witness to the riot in town a few nights earlier

    • a protester who helped burn the ROTC building

    • a Black United Students member who was warned to stay away from the protest

    • a Vietnam veteran who deplored the counter­culture yet administered first aid to the wounded

    • a friend of one of the mortally wounded students, who died in his arms

    • a guardsman sympathetic to the students

    • a faculty member supportive of the Guard

    • an outraged student who went to the state capital to make a citizen’s arrest of Governor Rhodes

    • a pair of former KSU presidents who, years later, courted controversy by how they chose to memorialize the tragedy


    Also signing their books are Laura L. Davis and Mark F. Seeman authors of This We Know:A Chronology of the Shootings at Kent State, May 1970;

    Jerry Lewis, coauthor of Kent State and May 4th: A Social Science Perspective;
    David Hassler, author of the play May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970.

  • Loudon County Civil War Roundtable — May 10, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market Street, Leesburg VA
  • Society of Civil War Historians. Candice Shy Hooper Panelist. — Jun 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
    The Chattanooga Hotel, Chattanooga, TN

    Society of Civil War Historians
    The Chattanooga Hotel, Chattanooga, TN
    Mapping the Civil War - New Eyes and New Tools (Ochs Room)
    PRESIDING: Michelle Krowl, Library of Congress

    PANELISTS:
    Susan Schulten, University of Denver, The Power of Maps in the Sectional Crisis
    Candice Shy Hooper, Independent Scholar, Making New Maps and Finding a “Lost” One
    Scott Nesbit, University of Georgia, Mapping Journeys Out of Wartime Slavery 

    RESPONSE: Susan Knowles, Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University


  • Candice Shy Hooper-Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse — Jun 18, 2016 1:00pm - 1:00pm
    5015 Connecticut Ave., NW-Washington, DC 2008-(202) 364-1919