San Marcos Students’ Protest Against Vietnam War Shaped Free Speech On Campuses For 50 Years

“We were surrounded by kickers, by jocks. They shouted horrible things to us. ‘Love it or leave it.’ ‘Kill us.’ You know – horrible things.”

By David Martin DaviesNovember 13, 2019 9:30 am, , , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Fifty years ago, a group of students at Texas State University took a stand against the war in Vietnam. The students, nicknamed the San Marcos 10, faced serious consequences for that stand. Their example and the consequences that followed still echo across college campuses today.

The college reunion was an unusual one. Former students Michael Holman and Murray Rossenwasse squinted at grainy black and white photographs of themselves taken a half-century ago.

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