Student Protests: Relive the Magic!
Written by Bwog Staff
The 40th anniversary of Columbia’s 1968 student protests are fast approaching, so start brushing up on your history!
An early point of contention between students and administrators happened in March 1967, when Bob Feldman, a Columbia student and Students for a Democratic Society member, unearthed documents revealing Columbia’s institutional membership in a Department of Defense think tank that was doing advanced weapons research.
Feldman recently reminded Bwog that parts One and Two of Columbia Revolt, a Newsreel documentary about the strikes of ’68, are available online. The film begins with monotone monologue and lots of shaky, low angle shots of CU buildings, but gets to the juicy stuff—students occupying buildings, cops, ambulances—pretty quickly.