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Picture from St. Bonaventure University Archives: Student Unrest 1970

Opposition to the Vietnam War came in all shapes and sizes.  While St. Bonaventure was not in the national spotlight, students here were nevertheless leaders in the peace movement in western New York.  The year 1969 brought about a number of events on the Bonaventure campus.  Dr. Spock, a nationally known pediatrician and peace advocate, came in October of 1969 to speak to the Bonaventure community.  There were rising tensions throughout the war between SBU students and the ROTC.  There were peaceful protests on and off campus and also public displays against the draft.  The links on this page provide more information on events at St. Bonaventure during the Vietnam War. 


Last updated:  03/19/04

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