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LETTERS
Right mood, wrong caption


I loved and related to David Forbes's quite accurate revisiting of "boomer" heaven at the U of C of the late '60s. One minor inaccuracy, however, is the small photo on page 29 captioned "rallying cries to bring back organized football." Sorry-football was not that important to U of C students in 1968. I believe the speaker with the megaphone is Howie Machtinger of Columbia University strike fame (April 1968) who, as an erstwhile graduate student at U of C in early 1969, led the famous (to us) sit-in of the Admin Building. He is exhorting his troops to be calm and steadfast. (See microphones on lower left of photo-these belong to the Chicago TV press corps-Howie knew how to attract the press!)

David H. Joel, AB'72
Wilmette, Illinois



 

 

 


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