Peace, War, and Protest in Buffalo: The Buffalo Nine

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We are super excited – this is our first listener request! The late 1960s were a tumultuous time in the United States – major political assassinations, riots, protests, and a deeply controversial war all added up to a fractured and bruised society. Much of the action during the time period took place on college campuses – our own University at Buffalo included. Today, Sarah and Averill are talking about the court case at the heart of some of the most intense protests the University has ever seen: The Buffalo Nine.

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Show Notes & Further Reading 

Bruce Beyer Oral History, Council Member David A. Franczyk and the Fillmore District Presents Community Spotlight, 2013.

Buffalo Police, Then and Now

Committee on Armed Services, Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Service, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session, on S. 3367 and H. R. 17123, (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1970), 1094

Goldman, Mark. City on the Lake: The Challenge of Change in Buffalo, New York (Amherst: Prometheus Books, 1990)

Goldman, Mark. High Hopes: The Rise and Decline of Buffalo, New York (Albany: SUNY Press, 1983).

Hayes Hall Named to National Register of Historic Places (see slideshow of images of UB’s history!)

On This Day in History: Buffalo Nine Arrested, 1968

Patterson, James T. Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1996).

Small, Melvin. Antiwarriors: The Vietnam War and The Battle for America’s Hearts and Minds (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002)

Twenty Years Later,The Buffalo News, December 17, 1988.

The Selective Service System, “The Vietnam Lotteries

Whitcher, Ann. “A Stormy Spring,” UBtoday, Winter 2005.

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