Stickin' it to the "Man"

From the period of 1965-1972, the campus was the scene of a number of large protests. White students tended to protest about Vietnam and often had confrontations with the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) on campus. Even though black students made up under 10% of the student body they were a very politically engaged group. Black students protested for fincancial aid, access to housing, classes on subjects they were interested in, and equuality on campus.  The administration was not totally unresponsive to these protests as the African American Cultural House was, as acknowldged by the University, a direct result of black student protests and demands.