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Columbia University protests...

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April 24, 1968

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 24, 1968 

* Columbia University protests 
* Hamilton Hall - Morningside Park

The front page has a four column photo near the bottom of the page with heading: "300 Protesting Columbia Students Barricade Office of College Dean"

Nice to have in this famous NYC title. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 76 pages, very minor margin wear, otherwise nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The first protest occurred eight days before the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. In response to the Columbia Administration's attempts to suppress anti-IDA student protest on its campus, and Columbia's plans for the Morningside Park gymnasium, Columbia SDS activists and the student activists who led Columbia's Student Afro Society (SAS) held a second, confrontational demonstration on April 23, 1968. After the protesting Columbia and Barnard students were prevented from protesting inside Low Library by Columbia security guards, most of the student protesters marched down to the Columbia gymnasium construction site in Morningside Park, attempted to stop construction of the gymnasium and began to scuffle with the New York City Police officers who were guarding the construction site.The NYPD arrested one protester at the gym site. Columbia SDS chairman Mark Rudd then led the protesting students from Morningside Park back to Columbia's campus, where students took over Hamilton Hall, a building housing both classrooms and the offices of the Columbia College Administration.

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