Saint John's in the Late 1960s/Early 1970s: The "Protest Years"
Vietnam war protests, the sexual revolution, civil rights activism: to those who came of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s, these are the events and movements which come to mind.
But the St. John's campus is a long way from places like Vietnam, Washington, D.C., and Kent State. How did such society-changing movements resonate in little Collegeville, isolated--and insulated--in central Minnesota?
A review of resources in the Saint John's University Archives shows that all of them had echoes on the St. John's campus. The following each provide some analysis of these movements: