The Kent State Shootings, May 4, 1970 – Carter Strang


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required
The Day the War Came Home




Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Cream of Mushroom Soup
    • Chicken Divan
    • Apple Pie


    Story topic this week…

    The Kent State Shootings, May 4, 1970 – The Day the War Came Home
    The shootings were literally “shots heard round the world” garnering international news coverage. It marked the first time in US History that anti-war protesters were killed on a US campus. In response, an estimated 4.35 million students at 1,300 universities and colleges — or 44 percent of the nation’s total – protested the war and the KSU shootings. It also resulted in the largest student strike in US history which closed over 150 universities across the nation.

    Tonight’s presentation will include photos, audio, and the only known video of the shooting. It will also feature a discussion of a number of unanswered questions regarding the shooting and of the litigation that followed, which included criminal and civil trials held in Cleveland at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.


    Carter Strang Bio

    Carter Strang was a student at Kent State University (KSU) and witness to many of the events surrounding the May 4, 1970 killing of 4 and wounding of 9 students by the Ohio National Guard. He is a ’73 Honors College graduate of KSU, where he was also a member of its football and ice hockey teams. He was an award-winning Social Studies teacher at Shaker Heights High School (’74-’83) before earning his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (’84). Currently, he is a litigation partner at Tucker Ellis LLP, where he created and coordinates its Pipeline Diversity Program and serves on the KSU Honors College Advisory Board. Carter was the recipient of the 2014 KSU Distinguished Alumni Award. He is also past President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association Northern District of Ohio Chapter.
    The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

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