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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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Black and White Together

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Radicals in the Heartland

Michael V. Metz

University of Illinois Press

Legislators, not differentiating between whites and blacks, blamed student unrest on communist influence. Students Against Racism (SAR) formed, called an unsuccessful strike, then rallied a crowd to confront trustees arriving for a board meeting, where Peltason declared Project 500 a success, announcing it would grow to seven hundred new enrollees. Late in the semester SDS members disrupted a speech by Henry and received loud jeers from his audience; violence in the C-U community spread to the campus, where a student was injured building a bomb in his frat house. That summer, Steve Schmidt was arrested, tried, and sentenced. He began his prison term.

Keywords:   communist influence, Students Against Racism (SAR), campus strike, Champaign County jail death, Molotov cocktail, Richard Ogilvie, Steve Schmidt, Judge Parsons

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