The Day the '60s Died

The Day the '60s Died chronicles May 1970, the month in which four students were shot dead at Kent State. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War. From college campuses, to the jungles of Cambodia, to the Nixon White House, the film takes us back into that turbulent spring 45 years ago.

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Burning Down the ROTC Building

00:55

Learn about how students set fire to the Kent State ROTC building.


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Moments After the Shooting

01:32

Watch what happened in the moments after the shootings at Kent State in 1970.

Nixon at the Lincoln Memorial

01:55

Learn about President Nixon's meeting with anti-war protestors at the Lincoln Memorial.

The Rise of the Student Protest Movement

01:28

In the aftermath of the events at Kent State, protests grew across the country.