Historical Archive

Time of Realization: The Roots of the Stanford Peace Movement in the 1960s and 1970s

On April 1, 2010, the Stanford Historical Society sponsored the program, Time of Realization: The Roots of the Stanford Peace Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Three veterans of the Stanford Movement of the late 1960s were featured speakers: Jeanne Friedman, who was a Political Science graduate student at the time; Georgia Kelly, who worked at the Stanford Research Institute; and Lenny Siegel, who was a Physics undergraduate student. They explained how they had become involved in campus activism. Instead of focusing on confrontation and militancy, all three presenters described the research, analysis, and education that the Stanford Left conducted. That focus, which exposed Stanford’s role in Southeast Asia, helps explain why the Movement at Stanford was so effective and so persistent, and why so many of its participants became lifelong activists.
A video of this program is available on YouTube:
Go to Time of Realization
(running time, about 75 minutes)