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Procession of students on South University, June 1969

Procession of students on South University, June 1969 image
Month
June
Year
1969
Description

On a hot June night in 1969, over 1,000 youths tried to "liberate" South University and turn it into a "People's Park." On the third night of escalating conflict, city police and sheriff's deputies responded to rock throwing by using tear gas and nightsticks to clear the street. This incident symbolized for many the political and social upheaval of the time. Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast This image may be protected by copyright law. Contact the Bentley Historical Library for permission to reproduce, display or transmit this image. Repository: Bentley Historical Library