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Baker-Nord Distinguished Faculty Lecture – Thirty Four Miles from Kent State: CWRU and the Vietnam War

Date: Fri. April 8th, 2016, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Wolstein Building Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Road

CWRU1970While not Berkeley or Columbia, Case Western Reserve University became a visible part of American campus unrest in May 1970 when students blocked traffic on Euclid Avenue in the wake of the shootings at nearby Kent State University.  This incident and the student strike that followed serve as the center points of what some remember as a brief campus flirtation with radical protest.   Yet, the story of change and protest at CWRU is much deeper.   In his presentation John Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University and Senior Vice President for Research and Publication at Western Reserve Historical Society, examines what happened at CWRU in the 1960s and early 1970s during the time of an unpopular war, a recent federation of two academic traditions, and unrest, violence, and poverty in the neighborhoods adjacent to the campus.

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GrabowskiProfessor John J. Grabowski’s interests and research span the fields of public and academic history. He specializes in the areas of immigration and ethnicity; local (Cleveland) urban history;and public history, particularly the fields of archives and museums. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of History at CWRU and the Western Reserve Historical Society, where he serves as Historian and Senior Vice President for Research and Publications. In addition to teaching at the department he also oversees the World Wide Web edition of The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History/Dictionary of Cleveland Biography, a joint project of Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society.

 


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