THE TEACH-IN @ 50

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A Vietnam flyer circulated with information of the 1965 teach-in on University of Michigan’s campus. Public Domain.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the national movement against the Vietnam war. As this year unfolds we’ll be doing radio to mark various anniversaries bearing on Vietnam. This week, we’ll remember the teach in.

Last week, a big commemoration of the first ‘teach in’ against the war took place in Ann Arbor. Thousands of students and faculty stayed up all night in Ann Arbor on March 24, 1965 to learn about, discuss and debate the war. Immediately, similar teach-ins were organized on hundreds of campuses across the country. The largest took place in Berkeley on May 21, 1965 and it is the only one of the teach-ins to have been recorded.

This week we’ll hear voices of some legendary figures from that Berkeley day—Alaska senator Ernest Gruening, IF Stone, Bob Parris Moses, Dick Gregory, SDS president Paul Potter, and Phil Ochs, among others.

CULTURE OF PROTEST THURS 6 PM PDT WWW.KCSB.ORG