Kent State History: Digital Archive

Music & Speech Building Occupation

Kent State History: Digital Archive

Music & Speech Building Occupation

Title Music & Speech Building Occupation
Description The Music & Speech Building Occupation was a major KSU Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) demonstration event that resulted in the arrest of four SDS-Kent members as well as suspension of the organization’s charter. This led to a long series of protests both for and against SDS by various KSU constituencies. This event came on the heels of major protest events in 1968, including the Black United Students-SDS Oakland Police recruitment sit-in and the Black student walk-out in November of that year, among other events.
Decade 1960-69
Date 1969-04-16
Subject(s) Demonstrations/Protests/Rallies
Student Life
Format of Original 35mm negative
Repository Special Collections and Archives
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