Procession of students on South University, June, 1969


Procession of students on South University, June, 1969

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.

Keywords: protests, students, University of Michigan, processions, social life

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

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pictureAnnArbor: Site 15: Social and Political Change on South University, Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit Program
Date: June 1969

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