Mike Alewitz

Mike Alewitz was a founder and chairperson of the Kent Student Mobilization Committee to End the War (SMC).  He was an eyewitness to the massacre of May 4 and a leading activist in the national student strike that followed. He was subpoenaed and testified before the Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest (Scranton Commission). A lifelong labor and antiwar activist, Alewitz is an internationally renowned muralist and Professor Emeritus at Central CT State University.


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Teenager Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller (1950 - 1970) who had been shot during an anti-war demonstration on the university campus, Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970. Views
Sunday, May 02, 2021
Recalling the Bloodshed of 1970
May 4, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the massacre at Kent State University (KSU) in Ohio, that left four students dead and nine wounded. Like many events of the past year, it was overshadowed by news of the pandemic. The Kent Massacre was a seminal event in violent times, as Washington...
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