Kent State University professors Laura Davis and Mark Seeman—each closely connected to and deeply knowledgeable about the Kent State shootings—will delve into essential questions that continue to be asked 53 years after May 4, 1970. “Why did the guardsmen shoot?” The backdrop of the Sixties (that is, 1954 to 1975) helps us understand. “What do we know, and how do we know it?” Key facts explain. “Why didn’t students leave the Commons when they were ordered to do so?” Our discussion will seek to provide the answer. This event is part of Trumbull County Reads 2023.