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The Voice of Opposition - Oral Histories of UIUC Anti-War Protesters: John Butler

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Title: The Voice of Opposition - Oral Histories of UIUC Anti-War Protesters: John Butler
Author(s): Kwiatkowski, Joseph
Subject(s): Vietnam UIUC protest student protests John Butler anti-war demonstrations oral history
Abstract: John Butler grew up in LaGrange, Illinois which is a suburb of Chicago. He was a supporter of the war until he was a senior in high school. An outspoken individual in one of his classes caused him to think and question the war. When he came to U of I, he became more obsessed and radicalized with the war. He was in attendance in marches and various anti-war demonstrations. Mr. Butler never experienced any violence personally, but he knew people who did, including a friend of his who was severely beaten up. While being an avid protester, he did not let it affect his school work and was able to graduate. Although he does not engage in protests or other social movements now, he is a high school World History professor who does his best to educate the current young generation about the Vietnam War.
Issue Date: 2012
Series/Report: History 396; Fall 2011Mireya Loza, Instructor
Genre: Sound Recording (oral)
Type: Audio
Language: English
Publication Status: unpublished
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2012-11-13

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