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Caltech Protest, 1968



Students at Caltech didn't do much public protesting against the Vietnam War or the draft or the voting age, but on January 6, 1968 they found time to rally for something dear to their hearts.
In what some observers suggest may be the emergence of the college’s social conscience, the enraged students voiced opposition to rumored canceling of NBC’s science fiction series Star Trek.

“It Is Totally Illogical to Cancel Star Trek,” read the sign of one bespectacled protester…

A nationwide campaign kept the series on TV for one more year. Link -via Buzzfeed

(Image credit: Harry Chase/Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA)

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Interesting how it shows the bias in journalism. I counted maybe four people with glasses - one appears to be a pair of sunglasses - in that crowd of approximately 20 people. But the writer felt the "spectacles" were important enough to mention in the article, leading, without the picture, to inaccurate assumptions about the entire group.
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