Spotlight! Guest Instructor Series: Dr. Fred Pincus
Radicalism at UMBC: The Early Years
UMBC students, faculty and staff participated in a wide range of radical social movements in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Like other students across the country, protests against the Vietnam War and systemic racism were common. Demands for more on-campus student decision-making power were also important including administration’s censorship of a literary magazine, the hiring and firing of faculty and the development of a Black Studies program. This resulted in demonstrations, sit-ins and student strikes. Dr. Pincus will also report on a small, where-are-they-now study of former activists.