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The 1968 Columbia University Campus Student Uprising During The Columbia University Protests Of 1968, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (1969, Black & White, 50 Minutes.) #ColumbiaUniversityProtestsOf1968 #ColumbiaUniversityUprisingOf1968 #ColumbiaUniversity #StudentProtest #MorningsidePark #MorningsideParkNYC #ProtestsOf1968 #Activism #Activists #PeaceMovements #Pacifism #Demonstrations #OppositionToUSInvolvementInTheVietnamWar #AntiVietnamWarMovement #AntiWarDemonstrations #Protest #Counterculture #AntiWarMovement #BlackPowerMovement #NewYorkCityPoliceDepartment #CityOfNewYorkPoliceDepartment #TearGas #HamiltonHall #LowLibrary #SanfordGarelick #FrankGucciardi #WKCR #WKCRFM #KingsCrownRadio #NYPD #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
In April 1968, the Board of Trustees of Columbia University decided to build a gymnasium on land where the Morningside Community Park stood. While members of this low income minority community rose in fierce opposition to the plan, the students of the university likewise organized to prevent the building's construction. On April 23rd, the Students for a Democratic Society lead a demonstration in opposition to the planned construction, the defense establishment connections of the administration and the disciplinary action they had taken against six student activists. What began as a demonstration quickly became an occupation by the students of campus facilities, setting off a chain of events that ultimately resulted in a two month long, violent siege. This 1969 film documents the events as they happened from the perspective of the students, from the early stages of the administration's plans to the unofficial second commencement ceremony attended by most of the students (and much of the faculty) of the class of 1968.
The Columbia University Protests Of 1968 began on April 23, 1968, when students protesting the Vietnam War at Columbia University in New York City took over administration buildings and shut down the university, and came to a conclusion in the early morning hours of April 30, 1968,, when the NYPD violently quashed the demonstrations, with tear gas, and stormed both Hamilton Hall and the Low Library. Hamilton Hall was cleared peacefully as African American lawyers were outside ready to represent SAS members in court and a tactical squad of African American police officers with the NYPD led by Detective Sanford Garelick (the same investigator of the Malcolm X homicide) had cleared the African American students out of Hamilton Hall. The buildings occupied by whites however were cleared violently as approximately 132 students, 4 faculty members and 12 police officers were injured, while over 700 protesters were arrested. Violence continued into the following day with students armed with sticks battling with officers. Frank Gucciardi, a 34-year-old police officer, was permanently disabled when a student jumped onto him from a second story window, breaking his back. The Columbia University Protests Of 1968 were one among the various student demonstrations that occurred around the globe in that year. The Columbia protests erupted over the spring of that year after students discovered links between the university and the institutional apparatus supporting the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War, as well as their concern over a gymnasium to be constructed in the nearby Morningside Park. The protests resulted in the student occupation of many university buildings and the eventual violent removal of protesters by the New York City Police Department.