Willard Straight Hall and Ho Plaza as seen from McGraw Tower. Photo: Andrew Parmet

Perhaps no phenomenon more vividly epitomizes America’s cultural revolution than the student uprisings that swept across college and university campuses from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s. What began in 1964 with demonstrations by members of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California at Berkeley soon engulfed hundreds of campuses and made front-page news everywhere. The ostensible political issues—the Vietnam conflict, curricular reform, housing arrangements for racial minorities, university investment policies, and so on—were...


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