Presenter Information

Kyle Evers, Whitworth University

Start Date

9-4-2021 9:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2021 10:15 AM

Disciplines

History

Subjects

Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Public opinion, Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Protest movements -- United States, Whitworth College, College student newspapers and periodicals

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This paper attempts to answer the question of how the battle for public opinion regarding the Vietnam War unfolded on the campus of Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. Specifically, this paper examines the eleven-year period, from 1962 to 1973 by primarily using The Whitworthian, Whitworth University’s student led newspaper and conducting several oral interviews. Twenty-two different articles written by students and staff illustrate the growing support for the antiwar movement as well as the staunch support for the war that persisted for its entire duration. The paper examines the way in which Whitworth students fit into a larger pattern of student opinion across the country.

PART OF SESSION 1D. ACTIVISM AND PROTEST:

Comment: Jeff Kyong-McClain, University of Idaho
Chair: Dale E. Soden, Whitworth University

Jesse Du, University of Washington, undergraduate student
“Bad Neighbors: The 1967 Zenrin Student Hall Incident and Transnational Student Radicalism in China and Japan”

Kyle Evers, Whitworth University, undergraduate student
“Whitworth University’s Response to the Vietnam War: A Historical Record of News”

Ashley M. Lambert, Eastern Washington University, undergraduate student
“Cesar Chavez: The 1965 Grape Boycott and the 400-Mile Pilgrimage”

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Apr 9th, 9:00 AM Apr 9th, 10:15 AM

Whitworth University’s Response to the Vietnam War: A Historical Record of News

This paper attempts to answer the question of how the battle for public opinion regarding the Vietnam War unfolded on the campus of Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. Specifically, this paper examines the eleven-year period, from 1962 to 1973 by primarily using The Whitworthian, Whitworth University’s student led newspaper and conducting several oral interviews. Twenty-two different articles written by students and staff illustrate the growing support for the antiwar movement as well as the staunch support for the war that persisted for its entire duration. The paper examines the way in which Whitworth students fit into a larger pattern of student opinion across the country.

PART OF SESSION 1D. ACTIVISM AND PROTEST:

Comment: Jeff Kyong-McClain, University of Idaho
Chair: Dale E. Soden, Whitworth University

Jesse Du, University of Washington, undergraduate student
“Bad Neighbors: The 1967 Zenrin Student Hall Incident and Transnational Student Radicalism in China and Japan”

Kyle Evers, Whitworth University, undergraduate student
“Whitworth University’s Response to the Vietnam War: A Historical Record of News”

Ashley M. Lambert, Eastern Washington University, undergraduate student
“Cesar Chavez: The 1965 Grape Boycott and the 400-Mile Pilgrimage”