Author Talk with Derf Backderf

Date: 
05/04/2021 7:00 PM
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Join us as Cleveland author and artist Derf Backderf discusses his book, Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio.

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard shot and killed unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. The event was burned into our national memory, including that of Backderf, who was 10 years old at the time and recalls seeing those same guardsmen patrolling his nearby hometown just days before the shooting. Backderf conducted extensive interviews and research to explore the four young lives lost that day and the series of events that led up to the tragedy.

Visit www.facebook.com/SMFPL on May 4 at 7 PM for this live author talk. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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