50th Anniversary of the First Dow Protest
Starting on February 21, 1967, the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) led a series of protests against recruiting on campus by the Dow Chemical Company, makers of napalm.
On February 22, some students occupied the offices of administrators in Bascom Hall and some protested against Dow recruiters at several buildings. Nineteen people were arrested on campus and charged with disorderly conduct. UW Chancellor Robin Fleming personally provided bail for 11 of the protesters.
Protesters outside Bascom Hall, February 22, 1967
Around 800 anti-protest students-We Want No Berkeley Here-attended a meeting with Chancellor Fleming on February 24, but protests continued into March, and a much larger protest against Dow in October of 1967 would turn violent.
Chancellor Fleming with students against the Dow protests, Image# S17028
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