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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. Frank Michels was a student at EMU in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Frank was a student activist, a dedicated member of Students for a Democratic Society, and the creator of the underground newspaper, The Second Coming. He was a radical leader on campus who fought back against the administration's policies and their efforts to take his newspaper down.

Interview Date

Winter 11-28-2022


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

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Frank Michels, Oral History Interview, 2022