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"The 500 Program and the Incidents at the Union" addresses a number of things surrounding the attitudes of different people on campus. Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Illinois decided to bring in 500…

David Eisenman's unpublished Harper's magazine essay on the conception and implementation of Project 500 at Illinois, disadvantaged students and higher education, the incident at the Illini Union in September 1968, and media reaction to the program.
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