"On Strike! Blow It Up!" : Code Switch Fifty years ago a multi-racial coalition of students at a commuter college in San Francisco went on strike. And while their bloody, bitter standoff has been largely forgotten, it forever changed higher education in the United States.
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"On Strike! Blow It Up!"

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"On Strike! Blow It Up!"

"On Strike! Blow It Up!"

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Fifty years ago a multi-racial coalition of students at a commuter college in San Francisco went on strike. And while their bloody, bitter standoff has been largely forgotten, it forever changed higher education in the United States.

Lisa Rae Gutierrez was one of the students at San Francisco State who took part in the longest student strike in the nation's history fifty years ago. Shereen Marisol Meraji hide caption

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Shereen Marisol Meraji

Lisa Rae Gutierrez was one of the students at San Francisco State who took part in the longest student strike in the nation's history fifty years ago.

Shereen Marisol Meraji