Student Demonstrations at IU in the 1960s

The mention of "student demonstrations" is most likely to bring to mind schools such as UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and Kent State University, where some of the most well-known protests have taken place. In reality, schools all across America have had significant student protest movements. From the mid-1960's onward a number of Midwestern schools became embroiled in protests over civil rights, the Vietnam War, women's liberation, and the rights of students. Among those schools was Indiana University.

This exhibit showcases archival materials related to major demonstrations, strikes and protests at Indiana University during the 1960s. It presents the rich history of student activism that is an integral part of what IU is today. This exhibit was created in conjunction with the Fall 2011 Themester, Making War, Making Peace.


Created by Kris Stenson