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In the Fall of 2022, Matt Jones’s Oral History Techniques class conducted a set of interviews documenting the stories behind the student unrest on Eastern Michigan University’s campus from 1966-1972. Pat Fry was an EMU student in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She was a member of the Student Liberation Action Movement, wrote for underground newspaper The Second Coming, and Communist activist. Pat dedicated her life to fighting for equality and justice for all, continuing to be an advocate until she passed away in 2023.

Interview Date

Winter 12-2-2022


Eastern Michigan University, EMU Archives, EMU Oral History Program, Student Activism, Civil Rights, Kent State, Protests, Ypsilanti, Communism, Students for a Democratic Society, Student Liberation Action Movement

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Pat Fry, Oral History Interview, 2022