Title

Behind the Pine Curtain in the rebellious 1960s: Student power, co-ed living, and free speech

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

10-2-2009

Abstract

What was going on behind the Pine Curtain in the late 1960s? Did it mirror the upheaval at other educational institutions? If you come, you will learn about the CSB/SJU student-initiated coed living arrangement known as “The Farm,” the issue of coed classes, the debate over whether to allow the scandalous Firehouse Theater troupe to perform on campus, and a host of other contentious issues from the period. Tom O’Connell (student activist and 1969 SJU graduate), and Joe Farry (Professor Emeritus, Political Science) will share their perspectives. Ken Jones (Professor, History) will be the moderator.

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