Statement of Richard Glenn Gettell, Opening Session of the Intercollegiate Student Civil Rights Conference, 1965

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Source

MHC Archives

Title

Statement of Richard Glenn Gettell, Opening Session of the Intercollegiate Student Civil Rights Conference, 1965

Description

This statement from the Mount Holyoke President in 1965 shows that the Civil Rights Conference caused some tension and controversy due to its radical speakers. President Gettell defended the Conference on the basis of “freedom of inquiry and individual responsibility.” He specified that Mount Holyoke did not share the beliefs of all speakers of the Conference, but rather that it was an opportunity for students to hear different views and form their opinions accordingly.

Creator

Richard Glenn Gettell

Date

1965

Format

Paper

Language

English

Identifier

case05_votes_004

Files

OCR Gettell Statement.pdf

Collection

Citation

Richard Glenn Gettell, “Statement of Richard Glenn Gettell, Opening Session of the Intercollegiate Student Civil Rights Conference, 1965,” Digital Exhibits of the Archives and Special Collections, accessed April 13, 2021, https://ascdc.mtholyoke.edu/items/show/3793.

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