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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

Black and White Together

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(p.181) Chapter 30 Black and White Together
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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/9780252042416.003.0031

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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