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Protest UW affiliation with BYU

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Creator:Seattle Liberation Front
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:Protest UW affiliation with BYU

Announces: Rally to protest UW affiliation with Brigham Young University, 12:00 P.M., HUB. Calls for: "The university must be made relevant to the needs of blacks, the Third world, working people, women and young people searching for humane values and vocations." Quote from document: "It's no surprise that the University should be so hesitant to accede to the demands of the Black Student Union: the Mormon church is one of the wealthiest and most powerful forces in Seattle politics, with control of half a dozen major firms and KIRO-TV." Background information: "In March 1970, the UW Black Student Union, joined by the Seattle Liberation Front, the Weathermen and hundreds of unaffiliated students, protested the [UW's] ongoing athletic relationship with Brigham Young University. Claiming that the Mormon Church 'ran' BYU and that the Church advocated white supremacy, BSU called on the university to sever a relationship that sanctioned those policies." (Boswell, Sharon & McConaghy, Lorraine. Outrage and rebellion - 'Boomers' bring battle of Vietnam to American Soil - and a counterculture is born. 1996, October 6. Seattle Times, p. B8.)

Types:Fliers (printed matter) | StillImage | Text
Subjects:Lerner, Michael | Shapire, Judith | Demonstrations--Washington (State)--Seattle | Racisim--Washington (State)--Seattle | Black Student Union (University of Washington) | Seattle Liberation Front | Brigham Young University | Mormon Church | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection

Seattle Liberation Front

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