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Harvard Graduation / Speech #204028

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 1969
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(Studio) Harvard allows dissident student to speak at graduation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cambridge, Massachusetts) Students for a Democratic Society threatens to disrupt ceremonies, so representative allowed to speak [President Nathan PUSEY - says will let Students for a Democratic Society representative speak] [Students for a Democratic Society representative Bruce ALLEN - calls for walkout and calls ceremony obscenity.] Issues: Reserve Officers' Training Corps on campus, and expansion of University, removing poor from homes. 50 seniors and 250 others walk out. [Senior Class Speaker John RORER - denounces draft and war.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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