Fri, Feb. 2nd: 1968 Initiative: Politics and Protest

Student Activism in 1968

1968 Initiative
January 11, 2018

Historians Leon Fink and Susan Levin will reflect on their personal experiences as student activists in 1968, including their involvement in the Anti-Vietnam War Movement, the 1968 Democratic Convention protests and various radical political groups.

Leon Fink is a specialist in American labor and immigration history. He is the author or editor of a dozen books including The Maya of Morganton: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South and Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises. In 1968, he was an undergraduate at Harvard University.

Susan Levin's research focuses on gender, social movements, and food policy. She is the author of several books including Degrees of Equality: The American Association fo University Women and the Challenge of Twentieth Century Feminism and School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America's Favorite Welfare Program. In 1968, she was an undergraduate at Roosevelt University in Chicago. 

If you are an undergraduate, you are welcome to sign up for CCAS 2910 to earn credit for the 1968 Initiative. Check out the attached course flyer here


Sponsored by the Department of American Studies, the Department of History, the Museum Studies Program, and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.