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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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Then There Was Dow

Then There Was Dow

(p.121) Chapter 22 Then There Was Dow
Radicals in the Heartland

Michael V. Metz

University of Illinois Press

In mid-October a peaceful Dow sit-in at UW Madison turned violent when the university’s president directed police to intervene. The day after, Illinois SDS met and voted to sit-in against a Dow visit the following week, over Gutowsky’s strenuous objection. Accompanied by an outdoor teach-in and picket lines, the action took place at the East Chem building, but the administration did not send in police, allowing the interviews to be halted, and followed with charges after the fact. The Daily Illini complimented the administration’s restraint, a small number of identified students were charged, and hundreds signed a statement of complicity.

Keywords:   Dow Chemical, napalm, sit-in, University of Wisconsin at Madison, SDS, Herbert Gutowsky, statement of complicity, Vic Berkey, Phil Durrett

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