Presenter Information

Scott Miller

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Room 271

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Free-speech, Critical-thinking, Anti-communism

Abstract

This examination uses the reactions of students and the public to the event known as the Gus Hall Affair on the Central Washington State College campus to define the competing discourses of free speech and anti-communism in the 1960s. In addition, the examination shows that campus free speech movements across the United States in the 1960s started at a grassroots level before the more well-known protests of the decade.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Herman, Daniel

Additional Mentoring Department

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Free Speech, Critical Thinking and Anti-Communism on a College Campus

SURC Room 271

This examination uses the reactions of students and the public to the event known as the Gus Hall Affair on the Central Washington State College campus to define the competing discourses of free speech and anti-communism in the 1960s. In addition, the examination shows that campus free speech movements across the United States in the 1960s started at a grassroots level before the more well-known protests of the decade.