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Dartmouth Community Reviews Wallace Riot


Dartmouth Community Reviews Wallace Riot


The Valley News covers the proceedings of a joint student-faculty panel discussion held in the Hopkins Center to discuss the reasons for the student demonstration against ex-governor George Wallace’s visit to Dartmouth earlier that month (May 1967). This article demonstrates the wide range of public opinion held by members of the Dartmouth community following the George Wallace protests, as well as the efforts made to build a more empathetic campus in the aftermath of the protest. Journalist Jerry Robinson argues that Wallace took advantage of the Dartmouth community, stating that “[he] had nothing to lose by coming here;” either Wallace would be heckled by students and gain more sympathy among his supporters, or he would publicly assert that the absence of such a demonstration was evidence that his racist policies were popular in a “sedate New England community.”


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Valley News

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Lebanon, NH


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Valley News

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Robinson, Jerry. Valley News, “Dartmouth Community Reviews Wallace Riot.” May 10, 1967. Lebanon, NH: Valley News, 1967. Student Protests 1960-1967 Vertical File, Rauner Special Collections Library.

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