14 Nov 2018

Fierce women drove 1968 student strike

Men dominated the largest ever student strike in American history, but none of it could have happened without the women working 24/7 behind the scenes. That was the consensus among

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10 Nov 2018

‘We still have a long way to go,’ say 1968 SF State activists

At a 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic 1968 SF State strike on campus on Nov. 9, former strikers said current students are overburdened by the cost of education and

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07 Nov 2018

Coalitions crucial during 1968 strike

The action that precipitated the 1968 SF State strike may have begun with the Black Student Union, but it soon spread to thousands of other students demanding the administration provide

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07 Nov 2018

Women were the backbone of 1968 strike

In 1968, a variety of student activist groups on campus formed the Third World Liberation Front to call on what was then SF State College to create more ethnic diversity

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07 Nov 2018

Student strike still resonates 50 years later

The 1968 student strike at SF State created the country’s first black student union and launched the College of Ethnic Studies, but its ripple effects spread far beyond the university’s

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07 Nov 2018

Africana studies major finds activism in music

The SF State strikers in 1968 sought to include more diversity in a whitewashed curriculum and to pressure the university to hire more professors and administrators who represent marginalized communities.

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14 Dec 2013

Black Student Union remains active 45 years after the civil rights era

In the fourth floor gallery of the J. Paul Leonard Library, photos of police in riot gear hang as a reminder of the 1968 student strike that strengthened the Black

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