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Radicals in the HeartlandThe 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois$
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Michael V. Metz

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042416

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.001.0001

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A Movement Is Born

A Movement Is Born

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(p.61) Chapter 13 A Movement Is Born
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Radicals in the Heartland
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Michael V. Metz

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.003.0014

Energies around the DuBois Club issue, the Clabaugh Act, national civil rights activism, and growing antiwar agitation all flowed together to make 1967 a watershed year for protest on the campus. An anti-Clabaugh Act event at the Chicago campus sparked sympathy demonstrations on the Urbana campus quadrangle that grew day by day. Activists formed SACA, Students Against the Clabaugh Act, and Vern Fein arose as a movement leader. Rallies on the quad called for a public meeting with Henry to discuss the Clabaugh Act. Henry demurred.

Keywords:   Vern Fein, Students Against the Clabaugh Act, empty chair, Illini Union, quad rally

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