JOHN PAUL FILO
This photo won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize.
It shows a 14 year old runaway screaming
over the body of a 20 year old victim.
The girl is Mary Ann Vecchio and the victim is
About the Kent State Massacre
Troops were on the campus trying to disperse the crowd.
When the shooting began it lasted 13 seconds.
4 were killed and 9 were injured
2 of the students killed weren’t even part of the protest, they were just
walking to class
A poll was taken after the shooting and showed that 58% blamed the
A report was issued that said that said that the shooting was not justified.
Even if there was danger they didn’t have to use lethal weapons.
I agree with this and the students had rights.
Even if they had lost rights already.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and
security of person.
You have the right to live, and to live in
freedom and safety.
People in the school were
not safe. Who caused this
Students were unarmed.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion The Kent State students just
and expression: this right includes freedom to
wanted to end the war.
hold opinions without interference and to
Cambodia; Vietnam War.
seek, receive and impart information and
ideas through any media and regardless of
You have the right to think what you want, to
say what you like, and nobody should forbid
you from doing so. You should be able to
share your ideas also—with people from any
Everyone has the right to freedom of
peaceful assembly and association.
The students had the right to
be part of a peaceful
The meeting wasn’t
You have the right to organize peaceful
meetings or to take part in meetings in a
peaceful way. It is wrong to force someone to They threw rocks and
belong to a group.
shouted “Pigs off Campus!”
Everyone has the right to education.
Education shall be free, at least in the
elementary and fundamental stages.
Elementary education shall be compulsory.
Technical and professional education shall be
made generally available and higher
education shall be equally accessible to all on
the basis of merit.
You have the right to go to school and
everyone should go to school. Primary
schooling should be free. You should be able
to learn a profession or continue your studies
as far as wish.
2 people shot were just
walking to class.
In the exercise of his rights and
freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to
such limitations as are determined by law
solely for the purpose of securing due
recognition and respect for the rights and
freedoms of others and of meeting the just
requirements of morality, public order and
the general welfare in a democratic society.
You have duties towards the community
within which your personality can only fully
develop. The law should guarantee human
rights. It should allow everyone to respect
others and to be respected.
Nothing in this Declaration may be
Rights were taken away.
interpreted as implying for any State, group
No one was safe.
or person any right to engage in any activity
They were not peaceful.
or to perform any act aimed at the
destruction of any of the rights and freedoms
set forth herein.
In all parts of the world, no society, nor
human being, should take it upon her or
himself to act in such a way as to destroy the
rights which you have just been reading