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Michael Goldfarb ’72 Reflects on 50 Years Since Kent State

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May 4, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic Kent State massacre. Journalist Michael Goldfarb ’72 was a second year student at Antioch College at the time.

Goldfarb has created an audio documentary, Four Dead in Ohio, for BBC Radio’s “Archive on 4” looking back at the events and aftermath of the time, as well as at their long lasting effects on activism and politics in the United States..

The documentary incorporates archival sound recorded on that day in 1970 to recreate the atmosphere in America, and interviews survivors to see how the tragedy affected their lives and their political views.

Listen to Four Dead in Ohio…

About Michael Goldfarb ’72

Michael Goldfarb an award-winning independent journalist based in London, England, graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Antioch College in 1972.  For thirty years he has reported from more than twenty countries on five continents for the BBC, NPR, The New York Times, Newsday, Washington Post, Politico, Guardian, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Die Welt. Goldfarb is the author of books including Ahmad’s War, Ahmad’s Peace: Surviving Under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq—which was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2005—and Emancipation: How Liberating Europe’s Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance. His podcast is called FRDH (First Rough Draft of History)