May 4th Misrepresentations in the Social Media Era
We’re immersed In this social-driven age, and it seems as if every social movement is accompanied by the four crossed lines. It becomes our activism. Our fight for change. Our way of bringing awareness to issues that are important to our generation.
Protest music from May 4th to today
When tragedy strikes, music is often a place where it is immortalized. The aftermath of the tragedy at Kent State University on May 4th, 1970 caused national outrage and continued the ever growing sentiment of that generation. Because of the role it played in furthering the resistance to actions taken by the United State in the Vietnam War, it became a feature in several songs throughout the 1970s.
Why Did They Shoot?
Segal sought a lesson taught throughout history, a lesson engraved in the proverbs of Christian culture, to represent this tragedy of four students killed in the fight for peace in a way that is not a tragedy, but a beautiful work of art.