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Payne Memorials to 1970 Massacres Demonstrate Equity: CT Post

Communication Studies Chair Greg Payne‘s scholarly and pedagogical work on the massacres at Kent State University and Jackson State College in Mississippi in May 1970 were cited in a Connecticut Post column comparing campus responses to Kent State and a crisis at Cornell University the year prior, as well as cultural reactions to Kent State vs. Jackson State.

Paul Keane writes that Payne and his students have long honored both Kent State, which resulted in the deaths of four white students, and Jackson State, where two Black students were killed, with memorials, vigils, panel discussions, and performances.

Emerson College’s Communications Chair Greg Payne, with his decades-long tradition of memorializing the Kent State shootings in tandem with the Jackson State shootings, made it clear that Black lives matter as well as white.

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