College Student Affairs Journal
The imminent philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it" (1905). The protests that occurred on American campuses in the 1960s may lend support for that statement. This article will describe major events of the protest movement during this period, describe the societal and institutional contexts within which these protests occurred, and will hopefully encourage student affairs professionals to examine the emerging student activism of today to avoid the mistakes of the past. Many of today's senior administrators and faculty were college students during the protest era. These authors suggest that these professionals recall these events, examine how the events developed, and understand how today's students may again use protests as a means of developing power and to achieve their goals. This knowledge must then be passed on to emerging student affairs professionals.
Original Publication Citation
Sorey, K. C., & Gregory, D. (2010). Protests in the sixties. College Student Affairs Journal, 28(2), 184-206.
Sorey, Kellie C. and Gregory, Dennis, "Protests in the Sixties" (2010). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 42.