Thursday, May 3, 2012

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" Political Protests--Iowa State University--May 1970

1 comment:

Peg Wherry said...

It would be interesting to pull together a combined picture of events on all three campuses at that time. I was a student at UNI (deeply involved in the New Prairie Primer and moratorium movement). Our big protest had happened a few weeks earlier and stemmed from the efforts of black students to have a cultural center set aside in the student union. I went with a few other students to Iowa City to watch Nixon's speech on the Pentacrest. What struck us was the relative lack of engagement by UI students. Quite by coincidence the Rhetoric Building on the UI campus burned that night. Being absorbed with my own local events, I had missed what happened in Ames, so I was glad to see this.