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Napoleon Peoples Oral History

@ Kent State University

Peoples, Napoleon


A graduate student studying psychology at Kent State in 1970, Napoleon Peoples was working on campus as a Graduate Counselor and worked closely with residential students in the men's dormitory, McDowell Hall. He describes his experiences on campus and with the students he was responsible for during the days leading up to as well as the aftermath of the shootings of May 4, 1970. He gives an eyewitness account of the shootings of May 4 and also describes what he witnessed during the closing of campus and the evacuation of the students from his dormitory. He relates his experiences during the weeks following the shootings, in which the Graduate Counselors remained in residence even after the campus had been closed.
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