The University of Washington has a rich history of antiwar, civil rights, and radical activism. Explore this history by clicking on the images in the sidebar to link to hundreds of photographs and documents from student activism on campus, or scroll down to read an overview of student protest at UW during the Vietnam War era.
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This is part of the Vietnam War Special Section. Throughout the s, small anti-McCarthy and anti-nuclear protests were organized on enough campuses to revitalize the student left after the repressive years of the Cold War.
But the real transformation of the campus left came with the national emergence of the civil rights movement and their vibrant student organizations, which proved by example the effectiveness of social protest and paved the way for the antiwar movement. By , campuses across the country had developed a vocal left that inspired more and more students as the Vietnam War escalated and the civil rights movement turned toward ideas of black power.
UW hosted a number of radical, anti-racist, and antiwar student groups who often worked together in larger campaigns, such as the Black Student Union sit-in, anti-ROTC and antiwar protests, and the May student strike. Many of the protest movements on campus did not see antiwar work as separate from other civil rights or social justice concerns, and different campaigns brought together all sections of the campus left.
When the Black Students' Union led a strike for black studies on campus, the majority of the campus left picketed, struck, and protested alongside them. While there were tensions and political divisions with the campus and broad left, it is also important to see how fluid, overlapping, and inclusive many of the actions were. Tollefson organized interview materials into five chapters, selecting stories and observations to illustrate the theme of each: how Author: Jo Ann O.
Book Report: Campus Wars
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Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Examines the change in the role of campus life in the s and early s and the way in which the peace campaign became a national movement. The work studies how outside forces affected the campus antiwar protests and illustrates the depth of the anguish over US involvement in Vietnam.
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Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era
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Remember me on this computer. Cancel Forgot your password? Kenneth J Heineman. Print book : English View all editions and formats. The s left us with some striking images of American universities: Berkeley activists orating about free speech atop a surrounded police car; Harvard SDSers waylaying then-Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara; Columbia student radicals occupying campus buildings; and black militant Cornell students brandishing rifles, to name just a few.
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