Student Protest

This chapter explores the Counter Culture movement of the 1960s and 1970s and the growing unrest on college and university campuses across the nation. Students demanded independent rights and protested the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War, which led to violent clashes with authorities, most notably the shootings at Kent State University and Jackson State College in 1970. Politically- and socially-motivated student organizations grew in number, including the Students for a Democratic Society, Young Americans for Freedom, and the Black Student Union. Collections represented in this exhibit include:
Office of the President, William S. Carlson Papers, 1954-1972
Students for a Democratic Society – Toledo Chapter Files, not dated
Young Americans for Freedom of the University of Toledo Files, not dated
Black Student Union Organization Files, 1970s
Fate for Action and Teaching on the Environment Files, not dated
Students of Toledo Organized for Peace (STOP) Files, not dated
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Abstract/Description: This chapter explores the Counter Culture movement of the 1960s and 1970s and the growing unrest on college and university campuses across the nation. Students demanded independent rights and protested the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War, which led to violent clashes with authorities, most notably the shootings at Kent State University and Jackson State College in 1970. Politically- and socially-motivated student organizations grew in number, including the Students for a Democratic Society, Young Americans for Freedom, and the Black Student Union. Collections represented in this exhibit include:

Office of the President, William S. Carlson Papers, 1954-1972
Students for a Democratic Society – Toledo Chapter Files, not dated
Young Americans for Freedom of the University of Toledo Files, not dated
Black Student Union Organization Files, 1970s
Fate for Action and Teaching on the Environment Files, not dated
Students of Toledo Organized for Peace (STOP) Files, not dated

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Subject(s):
University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio, United States