KENT, OH (WOIO) –
The mother of Tamir Rice will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual commemoration of May 4, 1970 at Kent State University.
Kent made the announcement about Samaria Rice speaking at the university Tuesday.
12-year-old Tamir was fatally gunned down by a Cleveland police officer while he was playing with a toy gun in a park near his house. The officer, Timothy Loehmann, who was never indicted in the killing, opened fire on Rice just seconds after pulling up next to him and telling him to drop his weapon.
Kent’s annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provides an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today.
This year’s theme is “Black Lives Matter: Long Live the Memory of Kent State and Jackson State”.
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