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Kent State says journalist Bob Woodward to speak at college

April 1, 2019

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University says journalist Bob Woodward is scheduled to speak at the school next month.

Kent State President Beverly Warren announced that Woodward, an associate editor for the Washington Post, will speak at the university’s student center May 4. She described him in the announcement as “one of the most influential and well-known journalists of our times.”

The Akron Beacon Journal reports Woodward’s talk will coincide with Kent State’s commemoration of the May 4, 1970 shootings on the university’s campus where four students were killed and nine others were wounded by Ohio National Guard soldiers

KSU says Woodward will reflect on President Richard Nixon’s comment that the days after the shootings “were among the darkest” of his presidency. He also will discuss 1969 events and the Vietnam War.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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