Katherine Frisch HI 3903
Speaker Ban Outline I. Introduction a. Sound Off editorial quotes about the speaker ban b. Explain what a speaker ban is c. WORKING THESIS: THE SPEAKER BANS OF 1966 AND 1968 HAD MORE TO DO WITH THE BOARD'S CONCERNS ABOUT STUDENT POWER AND AS A MODERATE IN THE RACIAL ISSUES OF THE THE INSTITUTION'S IMAGE
DAY THAN THE PARTICULAR SPEAKERS THEMSELVES. ??? II. Historiography section: examples of other speaker bans a. Ole Miss speakers ban b. University of Maryland & North Carolina speaker bans c. University of South Carolina political activity article d. could try to work in reactive movements of universities against student power movements in Berkeley, Columbia, Kent State, & the University of Chicago e. USM riots 1967 -over censorship of the student newspaper, dress regulations, and campus rules f. relate to the MSU board's fear of the growing student power movements -The Reflector 1968 "Student Power becomes potential force in USA" III. Speaker ban of 1966 a. speakers banned & why -Aaron Henry: "because his appearance on our campus could cause considerable damage in relationships within the Negro community in Mississippi." -George Wallace: "Because he is identified with an attitude in race relations which would be harmful to the progress Mississippi Sate University has made." -Edward Kennedy: "because it would appear rather poor for Mississippi
President Giles ." c. Speaker ban 1968-1969 a. Board of administrators -disapproval of Giles' invitation for Evers to speak -puts ban in place d. regulations on speakers
. preserving good taste. resolution -ban lifted 1966 -President Giles statement -Reflector coverage.YMCA & Young Democrats e. board administrators' role d. student reaction -sound off editorials -other reflector articles -letters? -organizations." b.State University to sponsor the younger brother of Robert Kennedy since the latter appeared at the University of Mississippi last spring. Charles Evers b. and seeking in all cases to bring to the campus the very best speakers available." -Peter Bertocci: "because when he was on our campus several years ago in a Love. Courtship and Marriage seminar." -James Pike: "because he has been accused of heresy by many of his fellow Bishops in the Episcopal Church for his theological positions considered contrary to the teachings of his church.later recants his invitation c. he made some comments to the college students which were in poor taste.student praise -Aaron Henry's speech 1967 *student response -Peter Bertocci seminar 1967 *on Love. President Colvard/ Giles role -"actions were based on such issues as maintaining racial tranquility. & marriage IV.initial acceptance to Evers . Courtship.
what do these bans tell us b. Berkeley *Reflector 1968 article "Student Power becomes potential force in USA" mention in more detail -political influences on students. court case coverage f. MSU's general stance on race -moderate -trying to avoid Ole Miss fiasco VI Conclusion -review -tie everything together
. Discussion of race relations/ student power a. MSU image as a moderate -both liberals and extreme conservatives banned c.radical ideas -speakers could be bad for public relations/ MSU's image *didn't want to be associated with the white reactionary side of civil rights movement (Gov. recap -Evers banned from Ole Miss campus . conclusion: verdict -new regulations -Did Evers get to speak? V. Wallace) *didn't want to be associated with "too liberal" elements within the civil rights movement (Aaron Henry & Charles Evers) d. Ole Miss.e. MSU administration trying to keep "the peace" -unsure of student response to speakers -student power fear-Columbia. student response g.later he is allowed to speak on campus h.