Alan Canfora and Dr. Roseann Chic Canfora

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Date of Interview



Stephen McKeirnan


Canfora, Alan
Canfora, Roseann Chic

Biographical Text

Dr. Roseann "Chic" Canfora is an educator. She received her Master's degree in Journalism and Public Relations at Kent State University, where she also earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. Currently, she is a Chief Communications Officer at Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Dr. Canfora is the sister of Alan Canfora and an eyewitness to the Kent State massacre on May 4, 1970.

Alan Canfora is a survivor of the Kent State massacre who was shot in the wrist by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. Canfora is an activist, student organizer and political activist who earned a Bachelor's degree in General Studies and a Master's degree in Library Science. Currently, he is the Library Director at Akron Law Library in Akron, Ohio.





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Binghamton University Libraries

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Original Format


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Subject LCSH

Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970;
Canfora, Roseann Chic--Interviews;
Political activists--United States;
Library directors;
University of Akron. School of Law. Library;
Canfora, Alan

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Vietnam War; Feminism; Civil rights movement; Assassination of John F. Kennedy; Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy; Cuban missile crisis; Kent State; Black Panthers; Pacifism; Timothy Leary; Drug culture; Exclusion of women; Joan Baez; Cesar Chavez; March on Washington; Harvey Milk; Vietnam Veterans Memorial; Baby boom generation ; Students for a Democratic Society; Political activism; Protests; College students; Counterculture; Black Panthers; Richard Nixon; Ronald Reagan; Lyndon Johnson




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