Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
ResisterA Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Bruce Dancis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452420

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 18 September 2021

First Year at Cornell: Runs, Pledges, and Sit-Ins

First Year at Cornell: Runs, Pledges, and Sit-Ins

Chapter:
(p.37) Chapter Three First Year at Cornell: Runs, Pledges, and Sit-Ins
Source:
Resister
Author(s):

Bruce Dancis

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0004

The author recalls his first year at Cornell University, where his involvement with the draft resistance and antiwar movements began. He arrived at Cornell in September 1965, but during his first year he engaged in the usual collegiate pursuits, such as joining a sports team (the freshman cross-country team) and the Folk Music Club. He also attended live concerts on campus by the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. The author recounts two events in early November 1965 that had a profound impact on him: one involved a Baltimore Quaker named Norman Morrison, the other a Catholic pacifist named Roger LaPorte. He also talks about his role in starting a chapter of Students for a Democratic Society; his involvement with the War Resisters League; and the emergence of a draft resistance movement at Cornell. Finally, he discusses his participation in a sit-in in the office of Cornell President James Perkins on May 17, 1966.

Keywords:   Cornell University, draft resistance, antiwar movement, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Students for a Democratic Society, War Resisters League, James Perkins

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.