Damaged Art Memorializes Violent Vietnam Era

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Today is the 45th anniversary of the killing of four students by National Guard troops on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio during a rally to protest U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

The cultural divisions of those times have been examined in numerous books and documentaries, but sometimes history leaves its mark in other ways.

At the Cleveland Museum of Art, two public installations serve as unsettling reminders of a violent era. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, David C. Barnett of WCPN reports.


  • David C. Barnett, reporter for WCPN in Cleveland. He tweets @DCBstream.

This segment aired on May 4, 2015.


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